In a shocking, perhaps hilarious (frustrating definitely for some of the runners) incident that took place yesterday, a local runner called Eyob Faniel won the Venice marathon after the leading pack of 6 racers was lead onto the wrong route by one of the escorts. Eyob kept running on the same route and the small misunderstanding was enough for him to clinch the victory. In the process, Eyob became the first Italian to win the Venice marathon in 22 years.
Below is the bizarre and funny incident in videos.
Runners take wrong turn during Venice Marathon and as a result there is an unexpected winner 😖 pic.twitter.com/OzW23FFpRx
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 23, 2017