The sister of The Only Way is Essex star James Argent has been accused of cheating during the London Marathon on Sunday.
Natasha Argent, who also appeared on ITV’s Take Me Out, is being investigated after social media users pointed out her incredibly quick time, reports the Daily Mail.
Organisers have also been alerted to the fact no times were lodged by Argent during the middle section of the event.
The stats indicate Argent started running at 10.16am, reaching the 20k mark at 12.33pm.
She then dropped off the monitor before finishing the 26.2mile race at 1.21pm, suggesting the reality star sibling completed the second half of the race in just 48 minutes.
Argent raised a reported £510 for London Youth, but her efforts have now been marred by the highly suspicious nature of he results.
Social media hasn’t exactly refrained from stirring speculation:
Like scripted “reality” show TOWIE Natasha Argent was told the beginning and end and told to make up the middle bit, so she went to the pub.
— Daz Reevell (@iRunSometimes) April 25, 2016
Inspired by marathon runner Natasha Argent I’ll be leaving work early today but claiming I stayed til 5 so I still get paid for the full day
— Runners Knees (@RunnersKnees) April 25, 2016
Although a few people have pointed out the tracking app failed for other competitors…
The Marathon tracker isn’t working on my phone, does anyone have an update on where Jim is??? ??
— Tanya Burr (@TanyaBurr) April 24, 2016
My marathon tracker just did a weird thing and apparently @JimChapman has finished!
— Emma Teagle (@merrymunky) April 24, 2016
Is Natasha the victim of a technical glitch, or did she have an Oyster card at the ready? We will have to wait until the results are verified.
Her brother Arg deleting photos of his sister’s celebration from Instagram hasn’t exaclty helped her case though.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.