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Beijing half marathon hit by controversy as China’s He Jie allowed to win | Marathon

Beijing half marathon hit by controversy as China’s He Jie allowed to win | Marathon


Organisers of the Beijing half marathon are investigating the lads’s race after two Kenyans and one Ethiopian runner appeared to intentionally permit China’s He Jie to win.

Footage of the ultimate few hundred metres of the race seemingly reveals Robert Keter and Willy Mnangat of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Dejene Hailu Bikila decelerate and gesture in entrance of them, encouraging He to move and take the lead.

The 4 athletes, who had run collectively for the entire race, then ran facet by facet to the end line, earlier than the three Africans dropped again to let He cross the tape first.

Mnangat advised BBC Sport…



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