The winner of the recent St. Louis Marathon, Kendall Schler has been stripped of her victory after it was discovered that she did not run the event.
According to a report by the St. Louis Dispatch, Schler is believed to have slipped onto the course on Sunday, April 12 after the last checkpoint in an attempt to trick race officials into believing she ran the whole marathon.
It was revealed that Schler failed to register any times on the 26.2 mile route.
“It’s a difficult situation for everybody, including the people who run a fair race and don’t get the recognition they should receive,” Nancy Lieberman, president of GO! St. Louis, told the Dispatch.
This is not Scher's first attempt at tricking the St. Louis Marathon officials.
After a review of the previous year’s marathon, where Schler registered a third place finish, an image of her on the course was also not found.
When Schler was confronted with the accusation, she was told she would be disqualified unless she provided photos of herself on the course in 2014 which she couldn't.