Chinese marathon runner loses race after being handed national flag
BEIJING (CNN) -- To patriotically embrace the national flag, or win a marathon?
That was the dilemma facing a Chinese runner during the final phase of the Suzhou Marathon in eastern China on Sunday.
While running her final leg, athlete He Yinli was handed a Chinese national flag from a "volunteer" who rushed to her from the sideline.
He -- who was trying to overtake the front runner -- held on to the flag for a few seconds before dropping it to the ground. She ended up losin...