http://www.thestar.com/news/world/artic ... -suit?bn=1
C'mon. My dog walks from the couch and runs around the yard, it's about 500m a day, if he does it for 84 days or so... marathon dog?
At least the London Marathon had enough integrity to keep this somewhat of a sporting event:
The award came after some controversy that Lomas would not get a finisher medal or a spot on the results list of the Virgin-sponsored marathon. To get a medal, the 35,000 participants needed to finish within eight hours and 15 minutes of the start time, marathon spokeswoman Nicola Okey confirmed.
“After the final cut off time we do not have water stations or medical cover on the course, the timing system has been dismantled, and we have no way of confirming that a runner has in fact completed the full marathon course,” Okey wrote in an email, adding they had discussed the policy with the charity before accepting Lomas’ entry.
Don't get me wrong - it might very well be an accomplishment for her. But it wasn't a marathon.