Man Dies at Sweltering Chicago Run
CHICAGO (AP) — One man is dead and 10 people were taken to hospitals following a Chicago half-marathon that was stopped early because of high temperatures.
Chicago Police say the man is believed to be 22 years old. No other information about him was immediately available.
Jeff Graves, the race’s chief organizer in Chicago, tells the Chicago Tribune that the event was ended after about two hours because of high temperatures. It stepped off at about 7:15 a.m. Saturday.
He says runners were advised to either walk or take a shuttle bus back to the starting line.
Ten other people were taken to hospitals. Their conditions haven’t been released.
The National Weather Service says temperatures in the Chicago area hovered around 80 degrees by 9 a.m.
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