Top Finisher DQ’d from Sarasota Marathon

January 19, 2024

School Principal Disqualified from Sarasota Marathon after claiming podium spot, and editing GPS data.

Apparently, she was being questioned directly by others that were questioning her results. By Monday, her Garmin data was private. Without this data, there may not have been enough justification to issue the disqualification.

While her Garmin profile was public, her progress in the map clearly showed where she cut. She turned around 2 miles early on the southern portion of the course, resulting in her being approximately 4 miles short of the marathon distance. Marathon Investigation