What a cheat!

We heard today about a runner who cheated in a marathon by swapping kit mid-race with his twin brother.

It reminded me of another story about a runner who cheated in a race.

Read and watch the video about what happened.

Kielder run organisers: Rob Sloan 'admitted cheating'


A runner who was disqualified from a marathon after being accused of cheating admitted he had made a mistake, event organisers have said.

Sunderland Harrier Rob Sloan came third during Sunday's Kielder Marathon but was stripped of the title over a claim he travelled part of the way by bus.

Vocabulary:

to d_________ - to stop sb from being in a competition because they did stg wrong

to c____ - to behave in a dishonest way in order to win or get stg

to s____ sb of stg - to take stg important away from sb because they have done stg bad

a c____ - stg that sb says is true but hasn't been proved

to f___ to do stg - to not do what is necessary or expected

to a________ - to tell sb that you are sorry about stg you have done

to h__ __ - to get into or out of a vehicle quickly

to a____ - to give sb a prize

a s________ - stg that sb says or writes officially

to w_______ from stg - to decide that you will not now participate in a competition

d__ __ (fml) - because of

a w______ - sb who see stg like a crime or accident happen

u____ (adj) - unhappy because stg unpleasant has happened




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Comments

Roberto said…
It´s a very covenient way to do a marathon, half running/half by bus...
Graham said…
Roberto,

Apparently he ran and won a race the day before - without cheating.
Nacha said…
Hi Graham wiht the help of José I try to send you a message.
Nacha
Anonymous said…
I would like to say that I'm happy to read that EuroVegas won't be built in Alcorcón (at the south of Madrid).
At the beginning, the project was presented as a big opportunity to create Thousands jobs, cinemas, shopping centers and so on...
Everybody knows that spain need to increase its productivity agricultural, industrial or any kind of areas.
In my opinion, this project woukd attract to spain criminal gangs, arms smuggling, burglaries and theft in the street.
I defend to earne a decent living, not to become riche in an indecent way.
Roberto said…
Really?. So, he take the bus because he was exhausted!. In any case, it´s a good excuse...
Graham said…
Hi Nacha,

Welcome to the blog (though I seem to remember receiving a comment from you once; perhaps I'm mistaken).

I suppose the comment about Eurovegas is yours.

Do you think all gambling is wrong? There are many bingo halls, betting shops and most popular off all - lottery shops, in Madrid.

Why is Eurovegas different?


... (in the south of Madrid).
At first, the project was presented as a big opportunity to create thousands of jobs, cinemas, shopping centers and so on...
Everybody knows that Spain needs to increase its productivity in areas such as agriculture and industry.
In my opinion, this project would attract criminal gangs, arms smuggling, burglaries and theft in the street to Spain.

I defend the right to earn a decent living but not to become rich in an indecent way.




Graham said…
I've added a vocabulary list - perhaps you can complete it.
Anonymous said…
Hi Graham
And he has just reached third...LOL
See you

Hilde
Graham said…
Hilde,

He should have caught the earlier bus.

We say come first, second etc for races and competitions.

So,

he just came third.

luciti said…
Hi Graham,

I'm completed the vocabulary list:



TO DISQUALIFIER- to stop sb from being in a competition because they did stg wrong

TO CHEAT- to behave in a dishonest way in order to win or get stg

TO STRIP ? sb of stg - to take stg important away from sb because they have done stg bad

A CLAIM - stg that sb says is true but hasn't been proved

TO FAIL to do stg - to not do what is necessary or expected

TO POLOGIZE - to tell sb that you are sorry about stg you have done

TO HOP ON - to get into or out of a vehicle quickly

TO AWARD- to give sb a prize

A STATEMENT- stg that sb says or writes officially

TO WITHDRAW from stg - to decide that you will not now participate in a competition

d__ ?__ (fml) - because of

A WITNESS - sb who see stg like a crime or accident happen

UPSET (adj) - unhappy because stg unpleasant has happened


I have listen to new several times too.

Bye,
Graham said…
Thanks Luciti!

I hate when I create an exercise and nobody completes it.



I've completed the vocabulary list:

TO DISQUALIFY- to stop sb from being in a competition because they did stg wrong

TO APOLOGIZE - to tell sb that you are sorry about stg you have done

DUE TO (fml) - because of

I have listened to the news several times too.


You should double check what you write - you can make too many silly mistakes.

Well done, nevertheless.