Cheating at Disney??? :-(

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  1. Kungaloosh Dan

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    I'd say those who cheat would have to live with it for the rest of their lives... always thinking back to how they never really did it all on their own... but then people who could cheat in the first place probably don't even have a conscience.

    I love that this site exposes some of them. Too bad they don't use last names.
     
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    looks like his website exposes full names of some other people, just not at Disney. Maybe that's to give time for Disney to process any potential disqualifications? The race was only a week ago, I think.

    The hard part for me would be looking at that medal, and seeing it as a memento to the time I cheated.
     
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    Exactly, I'd have to throw it in the trash...or better yet, mail it back with a confession. I'm just too honest. :D
     
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    I took a course on ethical issues in global sport, and while everyone else in the class focused on soccer/football, basketball, and baseball, I went down the rabbit hole of ethical behavior in running. (Even got a paper published about it. Woot!) Course cutting is just one component (bib muling, doping). Sport psychologists and sociologists are looking heavily into the influence of social media. When a person spends months posting and tweeting about his or her training for Disney, but then realizes during the race - “Dang, this is really hard, and I probably won’t make it,” a course cutting opportunity looks too tempting. I know. I know. It doesn’t make any sense to us, but there are real studies pointing to social media as the beginning of the problem. People also get obsessively drawn up in the persona they have falsely created of a athlete/runner, which is partly what happened with Julie Miller and her repeated cheating in triathlons. Of course, there have always been cheaters, but technology is now affording new ways to cheat and new ways to catch cheaters.
     
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    Pondering...

    What about shod vs. barefoot?

    Some would say that those wearing shoes are cheating (they have the "so-called" protection, etc.), that we all SHOULD run true, run barefoot.

    Others would say those who are wearing shoes are handicapping themselves, so therefore, barefoot runners are the cheaters because they have the advantage.
     
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    @Norma Smith

    Excellent! It's true that when we proclaim something in public, like resolutions (losing weight, quitting smoking, etc.) that we put the pressure on ourselves and are more motivated to prove it or at least keep up the persona that we did (real or fake). It directs us to live up to our promises, and if we can't (no will power, incapable) we'll cheat to make it appear that way (smoke in private, spray cologne, use mouthwash; tell people you're pregnant, lost the baby...okay, stretching, but I'm sure it's happened).
     
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    I think course-cutting would create an especially bad image for barefoot runners - "Oh - he/she claims barefoot running is so great but has to cheat to finish the race!"
     
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