Portland Marathon frontrunners go off course – Canadian Running Magazine

  • Every runner’s–and race director’s–worst nightmare came true at the Portland Marathon in Oregon yesterday, as 14 of the top 15 runners went off course at mile nine and ended up on a freeway.
  • Problems with the new #PortlandMarathon yesterday led a group of top runners off course and onto a busy road.
  • A report on the OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) site describes the situation that arose when a misinformed bystander directed runners to go straight, since there was no sign indicating they should turn right near the entrance to the Ross Island Bridge.
  • They ended up on Southwest Barbur Boulevard, a main thoroughfare that was not closed to traffic.

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