Police Stop Moscow Marathon 10K Winner

Runner intercepted 1,600 feet before the finish line

Sep 23, 2015
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Police Stop Moscow Marathon 10K Winner

“A policeman stopped me for 20 seconds,” Akhmadeyev said in an interview with Moscow 24. “I asked them where the finish line was, but they repeated, ‘You can’t go any farther.’”    Pavel Kazachkov/Flickr

Rinas Akhmadeyev, winner of the Moscow Marathon’s 10K race, was stopped by police 1,600 feet short of the finish line on Sunday, according to the Moscow Times.

 

“A policeman stopped me for 20 seconds. I was puzzled,” Akhmadeyev said in an interview with Moscow 24. “They were like, ‘You can't go any farther.’ I asked them where the finish line was, but they repeated, ‘You can’t go any farther.’”

After 20 seconds, the officer let Akhmadeyev continue, and he won the race in 29 minutes 45 seconds, about 20 seconds slower than his time last year.

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