Police Stop Moscow Marathon 10K Winner
Runner intercepted 1,600 feet before the finish line
“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.