Xiamen Marathon starts. Xu Xianhao, a firefighter in Xiamen, carried a 10 kg air respirator on his back, which drew praise from all walks of life. However, he was subsequently caught in a storm of doubts about the run-in and unreal
achievements. Today, the official website of the Xiamen Marathon in 2019 issued a notice of violation of the rules of the competition, which confirmed Xu
Xianhao’s running behavior, cancelled the results and rankings, and the replacement will be punished accordingly.
Xu Xianhao, a firefighter from the Fuyu Squadron of the Siming District Fire Brigade in Xiamen City, raised doubts in the Xiamen-Malaysia Competition.
According to local media reports, Xu Xianhao was born in 1991 and took up his post in December 2008.
He is now a second-class firefighter and is the head of the first battle class of Xiamen Fire
Rescue Detachment’s Fuyu Squadron. “This year is his first time to participate in the Xiamen Marat
hon. In order to prepare for the battle, he began weight-bearing training six months ahead of schedule.”
On October 10, an online video showed Xu Xianhao with an air respirator on his back and a competitio
n number of J29739 pasted on his body. However, a reporter from Beijing Youth Daily visi
ted the official website of the event and found that the owner o
f the entry number was Hu Mou, a 36-year-old man, who did not correspond to Xu Xianhao’s pers
onal information. From the photos of the competition scene, the name under the competition number
sticking on Xu Xianhao’s chest is Hu Mou.
In addition, the official website of the event showed that Hu’s net score was 5 hours, 19 minutes an
23 seconds, which was also inconsistent with prev
ious local media reports that Xu Xianhao spent more than 3 hours and 40 minutes to complete the competition.
In response to this matter, a reporter from the Beiqing Daily called the fire brigade of Siming District of Xiamen yesterday, and the other side said it was not aware of it.
On November 11th, the Organizing Committee of the Xiamen Marathon 2019 issued a circular on v
iolations of the rules through the official website of the current event, involving 15
people. Among them, Hu Mou, whose entry number is J29739, has the illegal act of transferring th
e number cloth to others privately. The punishment measures are as follow
s: cancel the results and rankings, forbid participating in all events organized by Xiamen Marathon Organizing Committee for life, and report to
China Track and Field Association for additional punishment.
In addition, the organizing committee decided that Xu Haofei was banned from participating in various events organized by the Xiamen Marath
on Organizing Committee for a lifetime by using other’s number cloth and submitted to the China
Track and Field Association for additional punishment.