Nightly News   |  October 13, 2011

Marathon cheater stripped of medal

A marathon runner who finished third in a race in London was stripped of his medal when it was revealed he had dropped out 20 miles into the race, hitched a ride on a shuttle bus and emerged from the woods near the finish line. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Just as the Boston Marathon had the famous Rosie Ruiz , it might have been a little weird that one runner in a recent UK marathon wasn't as out of breath as the other runners after he finished third. Turns out Rob Sloan spent the last six miles of the race on board a city bus and then hid behind a tree until the rest of the runners came by. He's been stripped of his medal.