The freight train twice got in the way of the 26.2-mile race in Indiana.
Runners in the Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, Ind. last weekend encountered an obstacle on the course that required some creative ways to get around: a freight train.
And it happened twice.
The first time the train appeared in the path of the roughly 300 runners, the competitors were forced to stop as it rumbled past. But the second time was much different, according to local ABC affiliate RTV6.
The conductor stopped the train as runners began crossing in front of it and over it—traversing up and down the small ladders on the sides of the locomotive. Once the train came to a stop, other runners squeezed in between and even underneath the massive cars.
No injuries were reported. Geoffrey Kiprotich won the men’s race in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 33 seconds, while Sarah Overpeck was the women’s champion in 3:04:44.