Marathoner Death Due to Extreme Heat

Smoldering heat forced Chicago Marathon officials to make an historic decision Sunday: they shut down the course midway through the race due to the dangerous hot weather. At least one runner died during the race, and hundreds more had to be treated at hospitals after collapsing along the route. Temperatures on the marathon course reached 90 degrees, making it the hottest Chicago Marathon in history. With water and energy drinks in short supply, race organizers closed the course about four...Full Story
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