“Kelly McClure had a good run at the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon on Sunday, coming in unexpectedly in fifth place. Instead of basking in the achievement and the $500 prize, McClure was disqualified for wearing an iPod,” Nicole Martinelli reports for Cult of Mac.
“Marathon organizers nulled her win and the prize for wearing an iPod – citing a USA Track & Field (USATF) rule that forbids prize money being awarded to runners who wear iPods or any other electronic devices,” Martinelli reports. “In 2007, the USATF banned iPods ‘ensure safety and to prevent runners from having a competitive edge’ but then repealed the rule in 2009, leaving it up to individual marathons to decide for themselves.”
Martinelli reports, “Organizers of the Green Bay first cited the USATF ban for disqualifying McClure then had a ‘doh’ moment when they realized the repeal.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]