Scott Downard won't be able to easily forget his participation in the Cowtown Marathon and neither will the attendees. After covering the 42 kilometers of the test and leading his immediate pursuer in 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 took the organization to realize the proof that the aforementioned ran without registering.
This was admitted by Downard, who acknowledges that a friend could not participate in the race and used his bib. The problem was that Downard so impressed all the rivals that in the end this which 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 "fully understood and said he would return next year."