STOCKHOLM (AP) – Shumi Gerbaba of Ethiopia won a Stockholm Marathon that was overshadowed Saturday when a runaway bus plowed into a group of spectators, injuring six.
Police said the bus raced out of control down a set of steps and into a busy square during the 26.2-mile race. One man was seriously injured, while four other adults and a child were taken to the hospital with lighter injuries, medical officials said.
The square, which is located near a public transport hub, was crowded with people heading to view the marathon when the accident occurred. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
Gerbaba broke away from Dominic Pius Ondoro in the last few miles to finish in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 7 seconds. Pius Ondoro was second in 2:14.23 and fellow Kenyan Kenneth Korir was third.
Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson became the first woman to win the title for four years straight, finishing in 2:37.28. Eri Okubo of Japan was second in 2:38:58.