Interesting article in the New York Times about an athlete who has alledgedly taken the short way home on her way to winning several big events.
Of course, what this very long article does not talk about at all are the numerous cheaters who are doing the races in ludicrously fast times. A problem that is far more widespread and, in my opinion, far worse than taking a short cut: using performance enhancing drugs.
Someone who doesn’t complete the whole course can be easily found out, as the article outlines. But for all those cheaters on the T and the “good juice”, there’s no testing in amateur races to find them out. They can keep on doing their thing.
Shame about that.