Brazil’s Daniel Nascimento, the holder of the best time of a marathon runner born outside Africa and record holder in the Americas seemed to disrespect the course of the New York City Marathon which eventually broke him down severely after the 33km mark.
Do Nascimento took the lead from the start and crossed halfway in 1:01.22, on pace to smash the course record of 2:05.06 that had been set by Geoffrey Mutai in 2011. He led by more than two minutes through 15 miles, then began to slow.
He took eighteen second portable toilet break around mile 18, then stopped and walked briefly in the 20th mile, then picked himself up but the body could not handle further the torturous course forcing to fall down and roll over with great pains, failing to write history as the second Brazilian champing in history and the first since the two time winner Marilson dos Santos’s second victory in 2008.
Medical personnel rushed to help do Nascimento, who appeared to be in serious distress following his fall.
Temperatures were unseasonably high Sunday at 22C with a 67 per cent humidity, prompting officials to put additional misting stations and water stops on the route to keep runner’s hydrated.
This is the second race for ‘Danielzinho as he is popularly known back home of him collapsing after the 2020 Tokyo Marathon where he collapsed twice in the brutal conditions before finally pulling out of the race.
The race was won by Evans Chebet who became the first man to win Boston and New York Marathons in the same year since 2011.
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Early leader Daniel Do Nascimento is out of the race and receiving attention from first responders.
The marathon is brutal. pic.twitter.com/UFaoCPUMFD
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