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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The 2018 Boston Marathon was one of the worst years for weather in the history of the race.
The running race turned into a swimming event.
— Atleti Disagiati (@AtletiDisagiati) October 28, 2018
World record holder Corey Bellemore was disqualified from the Beer Mile World Classic for leaving too much foam.
And this isn’t the first time the Mexico City Marathon has seen mass cheating.
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Maude Gorman was drawn to pageants as a way to make a difference in her community, & to stand up for what she believes in. Now she’s doing just that, by saying goodbye to Miss America. The rape survivor turned in her crown & title after a #MeToo joke in a pageant skit. Story at 11 on @wbztv • #wbz #wbztv #cbsboston #hingham #missamerica #pageant #maudegorman #sexualassault #rape #survivor #plymouthcounty #missplymouthcounty
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.
— LetsRun.com (@letsrundotcom) June 7, 2018
During the women’s steeplechase, the barriers were at the men’s height. Joe Bosshard wins coach of the year for this one.
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.
SHE SAID YES: A woman who was running in Sunday’s New York City Marathon was at mile 16 when her longtime boyfriend hopped over the barrier and dropped to one knee. She ended the day with a medal around her neck and a ring on her finger. https://t.co/8xbZ6P24RM pic.twitter.com/YizdEJYOhc
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 5, 2018
But the race wasn’t over yet.
Wish everyone had the same passion as Drinks Guy pic.twitter.com/dtTrIGgPha
— Jonathan Gault (@jgault13) September 16, 2018
From marathon volunteer to internet-famous.
The Suits actress turned Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, was reportedly prohibited from running the London Marathon by the British royal family.
Name of the place was Running Sushi…