Marathon winner disqualified from race

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The winner of the Orange County Marathon, who happens to be from New Mexico, has been disqualified because he received unauthorized assistance during the race.

Race officials say they recorded Mohamed Fadil being paced by a cyclist, being updated about other runners and being given water.

Fadil, who resides in Albuquerque, was disqualified Tuesday and officials threw out his race record time.

The disqualification makes Stephan Shay of Huntington Beach the men’s winner.

Fadil’s shenanigans to win the marathon even caused a protest. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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