Kenyan runners failed to set a new record at the annual Ljubljana marathon because of an error in the Slovenian police.
As reported by TASS, citing local newspaper “Evening”, six Kenyans to the 39th kilometer walked ahead of the course record, which is two hours seven minutes 30 seconds. However, they then followed the escort vehicle turned on the wrong street, confusing turn.
As a result, Kenyans had to run extra 600 meters and finish the race with the average of two hours nine minutes, 16 seconds.
On average, runners were spending three minutes for every kilometer, or 18 seconds per 100 meters. Calculations showed that the extra 600 meters it took 108 seconds which is not enough for a record.
Recall that a record achievement in the marathon among men belongs to the athlete from Kenya Dennis Kimetto, who broke the 42 kilometers and 195 meters in two hours two minutes 57 seconds. This happened in 2014 at the Berlin marathon, where it was determined the last six world records.