August 31, 2011

Marathon Man Loses £17k

AUSTRALIA - Gold Coast Marathon

Kenyan athlete Nicholas Manza Kamakaya missed out on a £17,000 bonus by just one second as he won the Gold Coast Marathon in Australia.

The 26-year-old won the race in a time of 2 hours 10 minutes and one second - thereby missing out on the huge cash bonus for a runner hitting the 2:10 barrier by the narrowest of margins.

Even worse, Kamakaya was on schedule to record a time of around 2:09:30 until the later stages of the race - and though he ran hard over most of the final 100 yards, he slowed right down as he broke the tape with his arms held aloft.

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Original article on Eurosport

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