OC marathon winner disqualified for getting aid

Updated: May 7, 2014, 7:20 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The winner of the Orange County Marathon has been disqualified for receiving improper assistance from a cyclist who paced him and provided fluids.

The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/Rq077J ) reports that Mohamed Fadil of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was disqualified Tuesday and his race-record time of 2 hours, 21:42 minutes was thrown out.

That makes Stephan Shay of Huntington Beach the winner and recipient of the $2,000 first prize.

The Register says marathon officials reviewed video of Sunday's race after a protest was issued, and found that Fadil had received aid in violation of USA Track & Field rules.

Marathon director Gary Kutscher says the improper assistance was recorded in five videos.

Fadil had no public phone listing in Albuquerque and couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com


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