In 1999, South African runner Sergio Motsoeneng finished 9th in the Comrades Marathon (a 54-mile endurance race) to take home $980 that his father desperately needed to survive. Unfortunately, while Sergio was seen starting and finishing the race, he actually swapped places multiple times with his nearly identical younger brother, Fika, during bathroom breaks along the course. Their error? Despite wearing identical uniforms, numbers, and hats that covered their faces with the brim pulled down, the brothers were caught when a newspaper reporter noticed that they were wearing their identical watches on opposite wrists. The brothers were forced to give back the money and were banned from the event for 10 years. In 2010 Sergio actually finished third in the Comrades, but this time was caught with a banned substance in his system. He maintains his innocence.