Runner Joasia Zakrzewski disqualified for using a car in race

CarInternationalIndiaAfricaThe M2L Ultra is a 50-mile race from Manchester to Liverpool in England’s North-West and part of the GBUltras. It is a challenging ultra-marathon that takes runners on a scenic journey between the two major cities along the Trans-Pennine trail, the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey.A prominent ultramarathon runner from Scotland, Dr Joasia Zakrzewski, was disqualified from a race for using a car during part of the route.According to reports, the 47-year-old GP from Dumfries had been caught after tracking data revealed that she reached a top speed of 35 miles per hour. Moreover, data showed that she took the main road rather than the race route.In turn, Zakrzewski’s friend said that she became ill during the race.

"The race didn't go to plan. She said she was feeling sick and tired on the race and wanted to drop out. She has cooperated fully with the race organizers' investigations, giving them a full account of what happened," a friend said as quoted bt media.

The Scottish Commonwealth Games athlete was disqualified and lost her podium spot after an investigation by the GBUltras Manchester to Liverpool 50-mile race organizers.According to organizers, Zakrzewski had gained an “unsporting, competitive advantage during a section of the event”.Previously, Zakrzewski crushed the world record for the most miles run by a woman in 48 hours.


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