Agony of the ft: Marathon titlist DQ’d for sneakers


VIENNA — Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa was disqualified for sporting the flawed sneakers after profitable the Vienna Marathon on Sunday.

Hurisa, 24, crossed the road first by three seconds however was later informed he had been disqualified as a result of the soles of his sneakers had been 1 centimeter thicker than the utmost 4 centimeters allowed.

Organizers stated Hurisa had registered one other shoe that met race guidelines, however he switched to the sneakers he had utilized in coaching to run the marathon.

“I can not say in the intervening time why he did not run within the sneakers that had been specified within the type,” race coordinator Johannes Langer stated.

Leonard Langat of Kenya, who had initially completed second — in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds — was declared the winner.

Betesfa Getahun of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Edwin Kosgei accomplished the highest three.

Debutant Vibian Chepkirui of Kenya gained the ladies’s race in 2:24:29.