a previous post back in October when he 'finished' 3rd in the Kielder Marathon in Northumberland and was later found to have hopped on a bus at the 20 mile mark!
Well, now he says that it was a case of mistaken identity and he really did finish 3rd. In the interview, Sloan said: "My argument is, 'who in his right mind runs 24 miles of a 26-mile race, diversifies off the route, manages to find a bus, makes his way back in the race, lies in wait until the first and the second has passed then joins the race and finishes third'?
Indeed, 'diversifying' off the route is never a recommended option.
The race officials say that Sloan was in 8th place at the 13.1 mile mark and at 17 miles, he was in 10th. Then somehow he finished 3rd without anyone seeing him?
In his defence, Sloan showed the BBC the readings from his GPS watch. The BBC said that it "showed him travelling at a constant pace, until the last few miles when the reading "goes fuzzy"."
The interview can be seen HERE