Investigation has been lunched to investigation to find a spectator, who stole a runner’s number, finished the race and claimed the medal, at the London Marathon.
According to the Marathon officials on Friday, Jake Halliday, a runner who had lost his rear number tag, 35179 about 15 minutes to the end of the marathon, had his number and place taken by the impostor.
Halliday was escorted off the race tracks by race stewards because runners are not allowed to take part without official numbers.
The hoaxer – who appears to be naked from the waist up – can even be seen at the end of official marathon photos with Jake’s race number clearly visible, and kissing the stolen medal.
The spectator ran the last few minute of the marathon and had claimed the prize.
Meanwhile, Jake was running for a blood cancer charity.