Bangkok half-marathon accidentally adds 7km to route

Runners in the Standard Chartered Bangkok Half-Marathon got more than they bargained for -- about seven kilometres more. (Standard Charters Bangkok Marathon photo)

An error by race organisers has made Bangkok home to the world's longest half-marathon.

Instead of the typical 21-kilometre run through the steamy capital, the Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon on Sunday accidentally extended its annual half-marathon to nearly 28 kilometres.

The bonus miles came as a surprise to runners, who unleashed a tirade of complaints on social media after the event.

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