Daniel do Nascimento at New York City Marathon led the 2022 New York City Marathon for 32K or 20 miles before collapsing on the road. The Brazilian had emerged from the portable toilets at 18 miles to continue his lead.
Evans Chebet, the pre-race favourite passed him at this point and won the race. Do Nascimento did not finish the race.
The Brazilian had trained in Kenya and brought to the start line a personal best of 2:04:51, where Chebet owns a best two seconds faster. As demonstrated, patience is key in the marathon.
Do Nascimento missed out on $257,000 USD.
Unfortunately, he started too fastest and at the same time the temperatures rose in New York.