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The African trio deliberately released water to "escort" the Chinese star to win the championship

The African trio deliberately released water to "escort" the Chinese star to win the championship

On April 14, Beijing time, the Beijing Half Marathon ended the competition. He Jie, the national marathon record holder from China, crossed the line first with a time of 1 hour, 3 minutes and 44 seconds, won the men's championship, and received a prize of 40,000 yuan. However, this game caused a huge controversy, because in the final sprint, several African players almost "escorted" He Jie to win the championship, and there was no desire to sprint to win the championship at all, which also made He Jie's championship more embarrassing.

The African trio deliberately released water to "escort" the Chinese star to win the championship

In this race, He Jie and 3 African athletes formed the first group, and the 4 people were still very close until the final 100 meters. But judging from the footage of the race, the sprint before the end is very eerie. The three African runners not only did not have any idea of sprinting, but pointed the direction of the finish line to He Jie. An African player even waved his hand directly, allowing He Jie to come to the left position, so that he could cross the finish line more conveniently. After that, he also reached out to stop his African teammates and motioned for He Jie to run first.

The African trio deliberately released water to "escort" the Chinese star to win the championship

Judging from the cadence of several people, the three African players obviously stayed strong, making it clear that they didn't want to win the championship, and in the end, He Jie was the first to cross the line. He Jie himself would not be unaware of the inside story, so in the post-match interview, He Jie did not say anything about the champion, but said: "It was a high-quality training session. For He Jie, he has no way to influence other people's performance, and he is actually a victim in the whole incident.

The African trio deliberately released water to "escort" the Chinese star to win the championship

In fact, there was already discord before the Beijing Half Marathon. Nowadays, on the track of the competition, there are also such things that go against the spirit of competitive sportsmanship. The power of sponsors and capital was too mixed in this marathon, which led to the sour of the race itself. Netizens were also very dissatisfied with this, and said: "The half marathon has been reduced to a "companion" marathon", "If the three people carry a sedan chair to send He Jie to cross the line, it will be more ornamental", "This will undoubtedly become the most embarrassing champion of He Jie's career, such a big organizer, such a well-known event to press the sportsmanship on the ground and humiliate, it's really awesome".

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