Joasia Zakrzewski Wikipedia, Blog, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Partner
Joasia Zakrzewski Wikipedia, Blog, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Partner – A renowned ultramarathon runner has been disqualified by the organisers when it was discovered that she used a car for a portion of the 80km event. Joasia Zakrzewski, a Scottish runner, came in third place in the GB Ultras Manchester to Liverpool 50-mile race on April 7 but is believed to have driven 2.5 miles (approximately 4 km) to get there, according to the BBC. According to the BBC, the 47-year-old GP completed a mile of the race in just 1 minute 40 seconds using GPX mapping data.
The GB Ultras race’s director, Wayne Drinkwater, stated that he learned that one of the competitors had obtained a “unsporting, competitive advantage during a section of the event.”
“The issue has been investigated,” he said. “We can confirm that a runner has now been disqualified from the event having taken vehicle transport during part of the route after reviewing the data from our race tracking system, GPX data, statements provided by our event team, other competitors, and from the participant herself.”
UK Athletics has been informed of the situation. “It is very disappointing to hear this, given Joasia’s had such a successful period over the last few years,” Scottish Athletics chairman David Ovens told the BBC.
“I hope she can put this before her, that there is an acceptable explanation, and that she is able to resume her wonderful career.” She arrived the night before the marathon after travelling for 48 hours from Australia, according to Adrian Stott, a running companion who has been in touch with Zakrzewski since the incident.
The race did not go as expected. She said that she wanted to withdraw from the marathon because she was feeling ill and exhausted, he said. “She has given the race organisers’ investigations her full cooperation and a detailed account of what transpired. She truly regrets any distress she may have caused.
Zakrzewski set a world record when winning the 48-hour Taipei Ultramarathon in February. He covered 255 miles (411.5 km) in that time. She competed for Great Britain and earned individual silver in 2011 and bronze in 2014 and 2015 at the IAU World 100km Championships.
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