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By Chen Ziyan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated:2017-06-08 16:50Medical staff gives first aid to Wu, who fell down at Xiamen International Half-Marathon, Dec 10, 2016.[Photo from Sina Weibo]The first case related to the death of an unregistered runner in China has been heard by a local court in Xiamen, Fujian province, Xinhua News Agency reported.The runner, surnamed Wu, died after crossing the finish line in the Xiamen International Half-Marathon in December.An investigation found that Wu was not registered to race, but had procured a number bib from a woman surnamed Li. In January, Wus wife, surnamed Liang, fed a lawsuit against both the half-marathon organizers and Li, seeking 1.23 million yuan ($180,000) in compensation.The Xiamens Haicang District Peoples Court accepted the case.
The increasing popularity of running in China has produced a second-hand trade in bibs allowing those that miss out on the lottery to buy a place in a race.
The court must decide whether the organizer should be blamed for a lack of supervision during the race, whether Lis behavior should be treated as goodwill or not, and whether there was a causal link between her behavior and Wus death.According to Liang, the organizer should take responsibility for her husbands death as the running number Wu began with an “F” for “female”, a clear indication that it was not his bib. She also argued Li bears some responsibility because marathon running requires real name registration and privately trading number bibs is not allowed.The organizer insists they are not liable for compensation as Wus death was unpredictable.The organizer reportedly paid Wus family 100,000 yuan earlier for humanitarian purposes.Three judges and four jurors presided over the hearing and are yet to hand down their judgement.The judgment will set a precedent for other sports lawsuits.PhotoHomegrown passenger container ship to embark on maiden voyagePLA Hong Kong Garrison conducts air and sea patrolsTen photos from around China: June 2-8Incredible! Australian girl with cerebral palsy climbs Great WallBaby Asian elephant train for release into the wildA shimmering, beautiful scene in Fuzhou West Lake ParkLatestMedia in BRICS nations vow deeper cooperationChina aims at poverty caused by medical billsRising to a tunnels challengeOfficials punished over shoddy cablesHomegrown passenger container ship to embark on maiden voyageState Council NewsPremier fulfills his promise to cut corporate burdenLunchtime talk between China, Germany eyes market opennessExclusiveCan you crack the gaokao quiz?7 most about Chinas gaokaoMajor changes of gaokao in 40 yearsEditors picksProviding food for thought in Chinas rural schoolsHow one man lifted whole village out of povertyTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos from around China: June 2-8SpecialGaokao – a test that changes destiniesFive Years OnBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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