Former Miss World Rosanna Davison
(28) has dismissed claims that she pulled a fast one and skipped to the finish line in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon
The gorgeous model revealed she ran it in just over an hour, despite the fact the number she wore was recorded as running it in 43 minutes — just 10 minutes after winner Linda Byrne.
Rosanna clarified to The Star yesterday exactly what happened and blamed being “disorganised” for failing to get listed.
“I registered and paid to enter as an elite runner ... but the acceptance letter was packed up in a box when we moved house,” she said.
“This meant I wasn’t able to collect the number from the RDS and they don’t let you in without a form,” she added. Rather than finishing the race for the ISPCA and being photographed without a number, the charity’s press officer Carmel Murray offered to give Rosanna her number.
“Carmel was ahead of me so it clocked her start time and she ran back and gave me the number so it clocked my finish time, giving me a time of 43 minutes,” she explained. Allegations surfaced online that she might have been trying to cheat after people saw her start the race at Leeson Street.
But the leggy blonde laughed off the accusations. “I finished in just over an hour because it took me so long to get over the starting line ... anyone suggesting that I tried to pull a fast one is talking nonsense,” she blasted.