30 Apr '14, 9pm

WATCH: A video of a runner struggling to finish a race sparks criticism:

Kenyan Eliud Magut collapsed several times Saturday during the St. Anthony’s Marathon in Padua (Padova), Italy, creating a controversy regarding whether race officials should have come to the assistance of an athlete in such clear physical distress. The CapitalFM Sports account of the ordeal is headlined “Magut almost dies in race.” Magut, winner of the Cannes Marathon in France in November in 2:10:31, was contending for third place and was urged by race marshals to complete the course in Padua. But in his final collapse just short of the finish, he’s completely prostrate, after which he was put into an ambulance. A video of Magut’s multiple collapses was posted on the Internet. A post at the Italian website Athleticalive said, “we understand regulations athletes should not be touched and everything… but it is not possible that this man could not be rescued when he gave ev...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/video-of-runner-struggl...

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