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Man joins Kenyan marathon for the final km, finishes second, is arrested

In hindsight, this wasn’t a good idea.

THE RUNNER-UP at a Kenyan marathon was arrested after it emerged that he only joined the race in the final kilometre.

Julius Njogu was second across the line at the Nairobi International Marathon, but his  strong finish drew the attention of officials who discovered that he had not run the full 26.2-mile course but instead jumped out of the crowd to join the race leaders as they neared the stadium finish.

The Associated Press reports that Njogu, 28, now faces fraud charges.

“I followed the leading team from start to finish and I didn’t see him,” said race director Ibrahim Hussein. “He will not be recognised.”

Here’s some footage from the local news report:

Source: K24TV/YouTube

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