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Marathon Cheat Dodges Own Finish: Rob Sloan Is Innocent?

DISGRACED marathon runner Rob Sloan has been thrown out of Sunderland Harriers.

The 32-year-old joined the club in June and caused sensation when he finished third in the Kielder Marathon. Not the sharpest chisel in the box, Sloan had run for 20 miles, jumped on a passing spectator bus and told the driver he was knackered. He asked the bus to drop him near the finish and then hid behind a tree and ran in to take third.

The runner did not turn up to a meeting of the not-at-all-amused Sunderland Harriers’ executive committee Silksworth Sports Complex last night when he was expelled.

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Posted: 20th, October 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)