Facial recognition deployed at China marathon to stop cheats
Facial recognition will be deployed at a marathon on Sunday in China to crack down on cheating, state media said, after a half-marathon was blighted by widescale flouting of the rules.
Running and marathons are fast becoming popular in China, with participants sporting the latest trendy gear and wearable technology.
But the sport has also made unwelcome headlines and a half-marathon last weekend in Shenzhen later found that 258 runners had cheated, including many who took shortcuts.
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