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VIDEO: Great Eastern Run 2019 race director Jon Marsden speaks about decision to cancel the race after suspicious activity needed Peterborough police investigation

Great Eastern Run race director Jon Marsden has talked about the decision to cancel today's half marathon in Peterborough following 'suspicious activity' that sparked fears for runners' safety.

In a short video posted on Peterborough City Council's YouTube channel, Jon apologised to those hoping to run the 13-mile race and spoke of the dilemma organisers faced due to an issue that happened about 20 minutes before the start.

Police were investigating reports of a man behaving oddly at mile 11, and those investigations continued past the official race start time of 10.30am.

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