Marathon Runner Shatters World Record, Or Not
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. When a runner, originally from Sudan, ran the Sioux Falls Marathon and shattered the world record by 25 minutes, he was as shocked as everyone else.
Maybe I'm lost - I don't know, Olok Nykew told a reporter at the finish.
Turns out, he was correct. According to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, he had arrived late to the race. He ran the wrong route - the half marathon.
I'm not cheating. I was just confused, he said.
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