01 Mar '17, 7am

New York food blogger exposed for cheating in half-marathon

New York food blogger exposed for cheating in half-marathon

A New York-based food blogger was caught lying about her race times during the Fort Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon on Feb 19 - thanks to a sharp-eyed race analyst. Ms Jane Seo, 24, ended up getting disqualified after Mr Derek Murphy - who specialises in exposing marathon cheats - discovered an incriminating photo which showed that the distance she covered did not tally with the race's 13.1 miles (21km). Ms Seo, a 2014 Harvard graduate who has written for websites such as Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, had finished second in the half-marathon. A post-race photo of her showing off her medal and wearing a Garmin GPS watch, however, proved to be her undoing. Mr Murphy, who zoomed in to scrutinise the watch, found that Ms Seo had only covered 11.65 miles in a time of 1hr 22mins 7secs. Analysing Ms Seo's pace on his blog Marathon Investigation , Mr Murphy said the results showed sh...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/new-york-...

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