26 Mar '16, 3pm

Runners confuse fruity soap for gels in marathon finish line gaffe:

Over 12,000 seek medical help in S #China ’s marathon, some mistook soap in gift pack as food https://t.co/RWCzq4jsuH pic.twitter.com/dcr3c38Rnm — People's Daily,China (@PDChina) March 24, 2016 More than 12,000 cases of medical aid were reported at the Qingyuan marathon in China including a number of participants who accidentally ate fruity soap mistaking the finish line distribution as energy gel, according to The Wall Street Journal . article continues after advertisement As many as 10,000 cases of muscle spasms were treated by medical aid workers while an additional 1,700 cases of sprains were treated at last Sunday’s race. It’s unclear how many runners in the city of 3.5 million were related to the soap and energy gel mishap. Some runners may have been treated multiple times as well. One photo, as seen above (top right corner), shows a bite mark out of the grape-flavou...

Full article: http://runningmagazine.ca/runners-confuse-fruity-soap-for...

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