Malenkov was declared for a distance of 10 km, he became ill shortly before the finish line. An ambulance arrived at the scene and the man died in the hospital. The situation was commented by the director of the race “Europe – Asia” Andrey Utkin.
With us, all participants receive admission to the race only after providing a medical certificate. This participant received a certificate on August 2. It says “practically healthy.” As I was told, the ambulance took him away in a stable condition. What happened next and in which hospital he was, I do not know. His pace was 5 minutes 44 seconds per kilometer. That is, this is an amateur level , – said Utkin.
On August 2, Russian athlete Valentin Smirnov, who was banned for four years for violating anti-doping rules, spoke about anonymous denunciations against him by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency