Exaggerating race results: exception or rule?
New York Times
There are runners who exaggerate their running times, but gross exaggerations seem to be the exception. In fact, most people do not lie, said Michael Sachs, an exercise psychologist at Temple. That is one reason athletes often are so outraged when they catch someone who fibs about his or her performance in a competition. And these lies are easily discovered now that race times are posted on the Internet.