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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Belarus runner with nose bleed wins Euro marathon

One of the most dramatic images from the recent European Athletics Championships was that of  Volha Mazuronak from Belarus who got a nose bleed about 30 minutes into the marathon race in Berlin.

While it looked serious early on, the bleeding eventually stopped and Mazuronak, who was fifth in the Rio Olympics, was able to clean her face with a sponge at a water station.

The drama wasn't over though as she lost her lead of about 10 metres near the finish line allowing  French runner Clemence Calvin to draw level.

In the final strait however, Mazouronak kicked to put space between herself and the French athlete to win the race convincingly in a time of 2hr 26min 22sec.

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