In Chongqing, China, the annual marathon was halted this year because instead of running towards the finish line, women (and even some men) started to run after a handsome traffic cop. The cop, who looks a lot like the Chinese actor Wallace Chung, became such a huge distraction that some women “forgot all about the race”.
The traffic cop, 29-year-old Long Tao, had to finally call for backup as runners started to mob him to take photos with him.
Nobody really paid attention to the marathon after that. According to sources “Some Kenyan runner was the winner” but all the publicity ended up being shed on Long Tao. Long was good-natured enough to pose with runners. According to organizers, Long’s presence caused congestion.
In a bid to restore some order, Long was taken off-duty and replaced by a “less handsome” colleague. We wonder what the newly-wed cop’s wife thinks of all the fuss.