Proving that age is just a number, a persistent 71-year-old marathon runner broke the age-group world record in the half marathon after a brilliant performance at the recent Akron Half Marathon.
Jeannie Rice, a grandmother from Mentor, Ohio, finally set a new half marathon world record on August 10 after multiple attempts in the past.
A top Chinese athlete has been dubbed “the runner with the runs” after soiling himself in an untimely bout of diarrhea at the Shanghai International Half-Marathon on Sunday.
Wu Xiangdong, who felt “unwell” after 10 kilometers, began to relieve himself past the 14-kilometer mark of the 21-kilometer race, Sina Sports reported.
Over 250 participants of a recent China marathon are set to be penalized after being caught cheating in a variety of ways.
According to the organizers of the Shenzhen Half Marathon, a total of 258 competitors were caught taking short-cuts, using fake bibs, and running on behalf of other competitors during the event on Sunday.
A pair of volunteers handing out the Chinese flag effectively ruined a runner’s shot at winning a marathon in eastern China on Sunday.
He Xianli had been leading the last 500 meters at the Suzhou Taihu Marathon when the volunteers threw her off rhythm, China News reported.
A runner from Zhejiang Province, China is now under fire after being caught on video seemingly grabbing a woman’s breast during the Beijing Marathon on Sunday.
In the very short, 3-second clip that’s been circulating in Chinese social media, the man, identified only as Chen, can be seen reaching out to his side as he run along with other contestants of the marathon. This action eventually led him to making contact with one woman around her chest area.
In an unexpected turn of events, a Chinese Wuxi International Marathon runner in third place became a first-place finisher after the first two athletes ran to the wrong finish line.
Video from the annual marathon shows the two leading runners from Ethiopia, Gardisa Birhanu Shumie and Chala Lelisa Debele, missing a turn in the final 100 meters after more than 2 hours into the 26-mile race and jogging off-screen, putting their arms and head out thinking that they’ve won.