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Deaths at half-marathon prompt measures to stop cheating

By Sun Xiaochen | China Daily | Updated: 2016-12-20 07:11

Following the deaths of two runners, China's athletics governing body and runners have called for tougher regulations to halt cheating in qualifying for marathons.

The deaths of two runners during a recent race in Xiamen, Fujian province, have underlined a problem with runners privately trading race entries.

The Chinese Athletic Association issued a safety regulation on Saturday that requires all race organizers to tighten the qualification process and impose lifetime bans on runners caught cheating.

Deaths at half-marathon prompt measures to stop cheating

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