Posted September 30, 2013

Guy Promoting Prostitution Site Ruins World Record Marathon Finish

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Wilson Kipsang of Kenya was seconds away from triumphantly crossing the finish line at the Berlin Marathon — and in the process setting the men’s world record time at 2:03:23 — when some idiot cheapened this moment of glory by jumping on the course and breaking the tape first.

The jerk apparently crashed the big photo op to get the address of his prostitution website, written on his shirt, in the newspapers. I’ve blurred it out here, at least.

[The Big Lead]

13 comments
StephenGrange
StephenGrange

2.03? I can't even conceive of running that far that fast


Congrats to Wilson kipsang on an amazing achievement.

JimKirkwood1
JimKirkwood1

Shouldn't give the b****** the publicity he craves

HerschelAnderton
HerschelAnderton

the prices on his site are very high.  i don't recommend it.

RHS
RHS

Did they at least arrest him?

Cppatuva
Cppatuva

Good luck getting close to a marathon finish line in the future. Any city that doesn't put it on lockdown at this point is being reckless.

bobinpowell
bobinpowell

This happened at the Munich Olympics in 1972 when Frank Shorter won the gold medal.  Some jerk managed to get onto the route at the end and was first into  the stadium, stealing the first place roar that should have been Shorter's. 

Dana2
Dana2

Shame on anyone who was in attendance

that didn't immediately beat the living $h^t out of this jerk.  

Chip
Chip

You should blur out his face too.

JörgAumann
JörgAumann

But you mention and show him. Ignore him! That's the only way you can punish people like that. They're just trying to stir attention, and you oblige. You shouldn't.


Sulkaman
Sulkaman

I hope he got a sound beating for his efforts.

JörgAumann
JörgAumann

@RHS Yes they did. He faces charges of trespassing, but he's no unknown. He already did it during a major league soccer game (Bundesliga) in Germany.

jimmercik
jimmercik

@bobinpowell you are correct. I still feel for Frank Shorter.  Lesson:  Never run a marathon in germany... the winner will be victimized by an insignificant little moron.