11,000 runners DQ'd from Mexico City Marathon, per report - ESPN
Approximately 11,000 runners at this year's Mexico City Marathon have been disqualified after being found to have cut the course at some point during the 26.2-mile race, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.
The disqualified runners represented more than one-third of the 30,000-person field that entered the Aug. 27 race.
Marca reported Monday that the runners were disqualified after missing checkpoints that were placed every 5 kilometers. Some runners allegedly used vehicles or public transport to cut the course.