What in the world!? Steve Butler (pictured), a journalist for newspaper the West Australian and the Seven Network, has revealed that he was mysteriously followed and robbed while in New York to cover the marathon. Among the competitors in the 2013 edition of the race was former Australia West Coast coach John Worsfold. From a report by the West Australian:
After breaking the story about the ex-Eagles champion’s post-race collapse, Butler socialized with Worsfold and other friends before heading back to his hotel on Seventh Avenue.
“I got followed by a woman initially, and then I went to a cafe and had a sandwich and a Sprite 50 meters from the hotel,” Mr Butler told Fairfax radio. “From that point onwards until 11 a.m. the next day when I woke up on my bed fully clothed, I have no recollection of anything.”