A man wearing a mask stands in front of the National Museum in Beijing on Monday. Photo: Reuters

Smog smothers Beijing as backlash grows over decision to stage marathon despite pollution

Pollution level remains "hazardous" as internet users hit out after Beijing’s international marathon was held on Sunday amid the choking smog. Many blamed organisers for failing to reschedule the race and putting participants’ health at risk.

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A man wearing a mask stands in front of the National Museum in Beijing on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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