July 23, 1993 |
San Francisco Marathon officials have disqualified Candy Dodge, who had been credited with finishing third in Sunday's race, after an investigation revealed that she failed to complete the entire race. The five-member long-distance racing committee of the Pacific Assn./U.S. Track and Field Assn. voted unanimously Thursday night to strike Dodge's time from the official race record. Mark Winitz, chairman of the committee, said the evidence against Dodge was irrefutable.
October 23, 1993 |
Cathy Dodge, the fifth-place finisher in the women's masters division of this year's Boston Marathon, was disqualified for failing to run the entire 26.2-mile course. The name of Dodge, 43, from Canyon Country, was removed from the results after an official review of race checkpoint data compiled by the Boston Athletic Assn. found that Dodge did not run the course April 19.
January 25, 1993 |
It was a surprising experience for each winner in the San Diego Marathon on Sunday. Brad Hawthorne of Oakland ran away from the field in the men's race as expected, but not before he received unofficial opposition from a "ringer," Gambino Toledo of Mesa College in San Diego. Toledo, who showed up at the starting line even though he hadn't entered the race, stayed with Hawthorne for almost 20 miles of the 26.2-mile race before falling back.
July 22, 1993 |
San Francisco Marathon officials will review race videotapes today, trying to determine whether Candy Dodge--the third-place female finisher Sunday--ran the entire course. Two women finishing immediately behind Dodge, Kathy Wood and Laura DeWald, adamantly claim that Dodge did not. Race officials investigating the claim have learned that Dodge's bib No. 43 was not recorded by monitors at any of three checkpoints, said John Mansoor, race director.