Runners pass by a large video screen commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China during the Beijing Marathon in Beijing, Nov. 3, 2019.

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Ultramarathoning is a dangerous sport, and runners accept a certain amount of risk when they compete. But some runners in China say they have seen the sport’s organizers cut corners at the risk of safety, which puts athletes in harm’s way.

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Runners pass by a large video screen commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China during the Beijing Marathon in Beijing, Nov. 3, 2019.

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