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Marathon ‘Winner’ caught taking a shortcut

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Photo c/o: http://www.straitstimes.com/

It’s an unexpected win for Singaporean Pastry Chef Tam Chua Puh, when he finished first at the recently concluded Marathon in Singapore last Sunday (December 1, 2013). It was later found out that Mr. Tam actually took a short cut and never meant to be the “winner” but all he wanted was the Finisher’s Tee and the Medal…

He also admitted doing the same ‘trick’ on two of his previous marathons. We’ve heard stories about this in local races too, so let this be a warning to everyone, that the Finisher’s Shirt and the Medal are supposed to be earned, and not be taken because to cheating.

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Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/

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45 comments on “Marathon ‘Winner’ caught taking a shortcut

  1. EPIC!! he needs publicity for his pastry shop :-) but seriously, it is hard to wear a finisher shirt that came from cheating :-(

  2. dami ganyan ditto sa atin, pag nahuli galit pa at ang lakas ng loob ipagmalaki medal at FS nila…san kaya sila kumukuha ng kapal ng mukha.

    • Galing sa kalyo sa paa, este sa pwet(di naman sila tumatakbo, kaya pwet na lang ang kalyado sa kakaupo). kakatawa lang, may mga ganun din talaga dito, para lang makakuha ng medal at f.shirt. dinadaya ang distance. not knowing, sarili lang pala ang niloloko nila.

  3. tsk tsk tsk…. yup, marami din ganyan dito (marathon and ultramarathon)….. at minsan kahit 10k lang mandadaya pa… hindi na lang sana sila sumasali….

  4. Wow i’m just thinking kung me Philippines version din tayo dito. Grabe nakakawala ng self respect yong ganito…pero sa point of view ko walang gagawang pinoy ng ganito.

    • Hahaha, ayus pre, yang yung umubos sa trophy, medal, finisher shirt, pati pagkain sa Rizal to Laguna ah. Isang bib lang pinagpasa pasahan ng 3 kulugong runners kuno. :P

      Para sakin ok lang na ilagay yung picture at pangalan ng mga yan, para hindi pamarisan at mahiya din pag may time. Buti na nga lang hindi Filipino yung nandaya na yan sa SSCM. Kundi nakakahiya talaga, pinaabot pa ng International ang kalokohan, hahaha.

      • Mahirap talagang tangapan yan ng mga nagpakahirap na runners. Dahil ang 21K, 42K and Above hindi lang yan over the night pinaghandaan ng tunay runners tapos makikita mo yung iba dadayain lang. Ang tunay na runner/s tinatapos ang race ng FAIR kahit na abutin pa sila ng matagal.

  5. we should be proud to wear finisher shirt and with pride as we earned it with lot of effort, blood and sweat.(as i always wear my 21k and 42.195k finisher tee). for the cheaters, mahiya ka naman wag mo ipagyabang na finisher ka, okay lang kung 6 to 7 hrs natapos atleast hindi dinaya. LOL

  6. A lesson to everyone…
    At isa pa nasa pagkatao mo na yan kung gagawin mong mandaya o lumaban ka ng patas…

    Nakakalungkot lang kasi… paano sila magpapakatotoo kung simpleng bagay di nila kayang gawin ng matino at tama…paano pa kaya sa sarili nila…sobrang hirap poh siguro nun…

    GOD Bless!

  7. Kahit dito din naman sa Pinas, may mga ganyang cases din naman, though hindi naman sila nananalo like this guy. Tulad nung isang instance na I was running on an event na yung venue is along Commonwealth Ave, saw some guys na bumaba sa jeep, then diretso takbo dun sa closed lane ng road. Meron din instance na nakita ng mga friends ko, 21K runners na nakasakay sa jeep, tapos bumaba sila along Buendia Ave then diretso takbo din. They could get away with that due to the lack of race marshalls on those area, tyumetyempo lang sila.

  8. madami ako nakita ganyan nung milo marathon manila leg last july. hinatid ng nakamotor yung iba then sa buendia bumaba. kapalmuks lang. yung iba hindi umiikot sa tamang u-turn.

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