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Whilst not many would actually jump on a bike, one woman did just this and has received a lifetime ban after being caught at the weekend. The runner was banned after using a bicycle during the Xuzhou International Marathon in the eastern province of Jiangsu, China. She was reportedly stopped by race officials and told to dismount, only to get back onto the bike later in the course. She violated the rules.
A Chinese woman was recently disqualified from a marathon after being caught riding a bicycle during the event last week. The unnamed participant reportedly finished with a time of 5 hours, 38 minutes, and 36 seconds at the Xuzhou International Marathon. Photos of the woman riding her bike soon began circulating on Chinese social media. According to Shanghaiist , the marathon was also marred with questionable behavior from passersby who reportedly stole the boxes of bananas and water bottles intended for the runners. There were also those who took desks and chairs set up by volunteers for their own use.
Trenholme, who turned 64 on the trip, started the journey with 20 other cyclists in May, though only 10 completed the trek. But otherwise, it was filled with adventure — a mix of excitement and occassional terror. But Trenholme says she gained a new appreciation for the culture, geography and history of a part of the world few Westerners know about.