28 Sep '17, 6pm

Tough-to-watch video of runner's collapse spurs questions about race medical plans

As she struggled to get back up, cameras captured other runners offering help, which she refused. But the film became more difficult to watch as she failed to get back on her feet and medical help did not appear to be on the way. In the resulting social media backlash and protest by Athletics Kenya, questions arose about why medical personnel weren’t more responsive. Efforts to reach Warsaw Marathon officials by email were unsuccessful, but in a statement to the Daily Nation , a Kenyan news outlet, Jaroslaw Zakrzewski, an official from the marathon’s press office, said they were trying to follow the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations, the world governing body of track and field, which state that if an athlete receives assistance, he or she is disqualified from the competition. The statement, according to the Daily Nation, went on to say that Ko...

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