- Daniel Do Nascimento could not see out the race of the marathon due to the harsh weather conditions in Sapporo
- Danielzinho, as he is fondly known was subsequently forced to pull out of the competition won by Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge
- The 23-year-old who is experienced in the 5,000m and 10,000m race has completed only one competitive marathon in his career
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics men's marathon was marked with terrifying scenes on the morning of Sunday, August 8, after Brazil runner, Daniel Do Nascimento collapsed twice during the race.
Do Nascimento was among more than 100 athletes who took to the track in Sapporo, northern Japan, in a bid to secure a medal.
However, he was also among several participants who could not see out the rest of the race as he pulled out midway.
SunSport reports the 23-year-old long-distance runner was forced out after his legs gave away.
Danielzinho, as he is fondly known to his fans had initially collapsed after doing 25 kilometres of the race.
However, he quickly resumed as he pushed to finish the marathon only to withdraw two minutes later.
The athlete was seen grabbing his chest and stomach as he struggled to compete in the harsh weather conditions in Sapporo.
Temperatures in Sapporo are understood to have hit as high as 30 degrees, unfavourable conditions for marathoners.
Elaine Thompson Herah blocked on Instagram for posting her races
Jamaican sprinter and fastest woman in the world Elaine Thompson-Herah got into a little bit of trouble on social media recently. In celebration of bagging gold medals, Thompson-Herah wanted to show her followers how she did it, but it resulted in her getting blocked from the app.
In Tokyo, the Jamaican sprinter successfully defended her Olympic championships from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, bringing her total Olympic gold medals to four from two Games. Her attempt to share, however, didn't go according to plan.
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Source: Briefly News