Keepin’ Politicians Honest with RFID

October 25, 2007 at 1:29 pm | Posted in Entertaining, RFID | Leave a comment

I loved the story that was all over the Internet today about Mexican politician Roberto Madrazo. He tried to cheat in a marathon, and the RFID system caught him at it. Rather than installing readers only at the start and finish lines, the Berlin Marathon organizers placed read zones at every 5 km mark.He would have won his age division with his remarkably fast time, but was disqualified instead. A few days later he admitted he left the course at the 25 km mark to take the most direct route to the finish line.

I’m not a marathon runner, but doesn’t cutting down the distance sort of defeat the purpose of being a marathon runner?

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