Marathon Runner Shatters World Record, Or Not

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. Turns out, he ran the wrong route.

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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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