The Boston Marathon is one of the world’s most prestigious running events and one source claims some Chinese entrants are rigging their applications. Photo: AP

Chinese runners accused of faking finishing time records to qualify for place in Boston Marathon

  • Insider on social media says one in 10 Chinese should not have been in race
  • Times from runners who went to US sharply at odds with claims made to qualify
Topic |   China Society

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The Boston Marathon is one of the world’s most prestigious running events and one source claims some Chinese entrants are rigging their applications. Photo: AP
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American athlete Tera Moody is carried off when she collapses after finishing the Chicago Marathon in 2015. Photo: Alamy

Is fitness enough to run a marathon? Heart safety has more to do with genetics, say experts

  • Recent studies have shown that long distance running puts an extra strain on the heart and even elite athletes can succumb to heart attacks
  • Experts advise having a health check-up before taking on a full marathon
Topic |   Health and wellness

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American athlete Tera Moody is carried off when she collapses after finishing the Chicago Marathon in 2015. Photo: Alamy
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