As 2018 comes to a close, we took a look back at what went down in the running world over the past 12 months. Many of these moments are memorable for the wrong reasons. From mass cheating to running royalt  to severe flooding, here’s a look back at the year that was.

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23 elites dropped out of Boston Marathon

The 2018 Boston Marathon was one of the worst years for weather in the history of the race.

The Venice Marathon course floods

The running race turned into a swimming event. 

The 2018 Beer Mile World Classic: foiled by foam

World record holder Corey Bellemore was disqualified from the Beer Mile World Classic for leaving too much foam. 

13,000 alleged cheaters at Mexico City Marathon

And this isn’t the first time the Mexico City Marathon has seen mass cheating. 

Beauty queen caught cheating at ultramarathons

Maude Gorman is a former beauty queen who was disqualified from a number of recent trail ultramarathons and ejected from the U.S. Skyrunning team for cheating. 

Steeplechase screwup at Oslo Diamond League

During the women’s steeplechase, the barriers were at the men’s height. Joe Bosshard wins coach of the year for this one.

Daily Track Pooper Arrested

New Jersey Advance media reports that Thomas Tramaglini, a school superintendent at Holmdel High School in New Jersey, was arrested on an early morning run on the school track.

The mid-marathon proposal: how NOT to pop the question

But the race wasn’t over yet. 

Kipchoge’s “drinks guy” from the Berlin Marathon gains Internet fame

From marathon volunteer to internet-famous. 

Meghan Markle prohibited from running London Marathon

The Suits actress turned Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, was reportedly prohibited from running the London Marathon by the British royal family.

Triathlete banned from all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant–for taking it literally

Name of the place was Running Sushi…

Woman drives onto course of Plymouth Half Marathon

 

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