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Bangkok half marathon went above and (4 miles) beyond


“I ran 17 miles and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.”

That might as well be what organizers of the Bangkok half-marathon print on the commemorative T-shirts they’re apologetically offering runners who, because of a route miscalculation, ran 27.6K (17 miles) rather than 21.1K (13.1 miles) during Sunday’s race.

The shirts, which will actually say something like “Finisher of 27.6 km,” are meant to “express our sincere apology for the mistake,” the National Jogging Association of Thailand said in a statement on its Facebook page.

The association also apologizes to event sponsor Standard Chartered P.L.C. in the statement.

Meanwhile, a number of runners have taken to social media to express their frustrations over the error. But at least one Twitter user, @EmGalRuns, took the blunder in stride, tweeting “Extra room for noodles!”