Chinese runner stripped of win in 'fixed' Beijing race

Updated April 20 2024 - 2:25am, first published 2:22am
He Jie ( red shirt, centre) runs with four Africans in last weekend's Beijing Half Marathon. (AP PHOTO)
He Jie ( red shirt, centre) runs with four Africans in last weekend's Beijing Half Marathon. (AP PHOTO)

He Jie, the men's marathon record holder in China, has been stripped of first place in last weekend's Beijing Half Marathon after an investigation confirmed that three other competitors had slowed down to let him win the race.

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