This official should be fined. He showed no awareness and walked right in front of the runners.
He showed little respect for mid-distance runners.
Sir, I know if might be hard to pay attention to a race that lasts longer than 60 seconds, but please try.
And yes, if you follow this track and keep making left hand turns it leads right back around to this point. There are runners that will go all the way around the track multiple times without stopping and they will be running right past here again in about one minute.
These young men will run almost four laps around without stopping. And if you wait a little bit, you can see both young men and women running 25 laps around the track!
It looked like the leader, #2658, actively pulled the official out of the way and off the track with his hands. Too bad the official also fell down during this...
If 2658 was pacing, he went beyond what was asked by actively clearing the track of flesh boulders for the pack behind.