Scott Downard won't easily forget his participation in the Cowtown Marathon and neither will the attendees. After traveling the 42 kilometers of the event and outstripping his immediate pursuer by six minutes, the organization deprived him of glory. And all for running the test without signing up.
They say that the glory in sports is ephemeral, but Scott Downard goes beyond all limits. For this Oklahoma citizen, the victory in the Cowtown marathon lasted a few minutes, which were the ones that the organization of the test took to realize that the aforementioned ran without registering.
This was admitted by Downard, who admits that a friend could not participate in the race and used his bib. The problem was that Downard left all the rivals so impressed that in the end what started as an anecdote ended up becoming a serious problem. And is that the Cowtown marathon is not the traditional race for amateurs but the winner gets the classification for the Boston and New York marathons.
The race director said Downard "completely understood and said he would be back next year."