Belainish Gebre won the 2010 Honolulu marathon. But her victory had been challenged by second place finisher claiming that Gebre had received fluids from Ezkayas Tsegaya, Gebre’s boyfriend.
Picture of Belainish Gebre receiving water from her boyfriend.
Photo courtesy of Hawaii News Now via running competitor
The race stewards checked the photos and concluded she had nothing wrong since her boyfriend was not her coach and she had only received the official water and nothing else special.
They gave her the win plus the $40,000 price money.