It’s extremely unlikely they were the ones that counterfeited the bibs. It’s more likely that they bought them from someone online.
The real question is since they were counterfeited, how secure is the race course?
Does it really matter whether they counterfeited them themselves? Buying an “in” to the race is against the rules. Makes these four no better than the counterfeiter. When you buy a bib to get in, you’re cheating.
My concern isn’t the cheating. It’s the potential security risk. If this can be done to the purportedly ‘Safest Place On The Planet’ (quoting the race director), then it wasn’t safe or secure.Source: fatman2fitman