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11/01/2009 05:42 AM ID: 81486 Permalink   

Officials: Catheter Does Not Disqualify Marathon Winner

 

Minnesota: Officials have ruled that the use of a catheter does not disqualify 81-year-old Jerry Johncock, winner of the 80-84 men's division in the Twin Cities Marathon in a time of 5:22.11.

Johncock was advised to pull out after a blood clot left him with a full bladder and unable to pass urine. He rejected the idea, saying he had finished every race since he started running 30 years ago.

An onlooker happened to have a catheter in the car which gave Johncock relief from his problem and allowed him to finish the race and claim the $225 division winner's cheque. He is the only person who has run a sub-four hour marathon aged over 80.

 
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  Yes,  
 
i think the kind of catheter does not count as doping.
 
  by: vizhatlan     11/01/2009 12:40 PM     
  I gotta go with viz on this one  
 
I´ve worked in aged care and I know what is involved in putting these things in. Stopping to have one popped in is certainly not performance enhancing.
 
  by: ixuzus     11/01/2009 12:45 PM     
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to God Ixuzus i never had the need of it but a friend of mine complained about it when he was in a hospital, the nurse did not handle the chatheter properly.
 
  by: vizhatlan     11/01/2009 02:43 PM     
  Geez  
 
If anything, this was a handicap, not an enhancer.

-np-
 
  by: NicPre     11/03/2009 02:42 PM     
  WTF  
 
How many people just "happen" to have a catheter with them?
 
  by: philosoraptor   11/04/2009 02:15 PM     
 
 
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