LA Marathon runners treated for heat injuries

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Updated: 3/09 11:24 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly two dozen Los Angeles Marathon runners have been hospitalized and treated for heat-related injuries.

Temperatures soared into the 80s in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon during the marathon, which featured 25,000 runners.

Battalion Chief Carlos Calvillo tells City News Service 22 runners were taken to the hospital and another 1,000 runners sought help at medical tents set up along the route.

Calvillo says a 28-year-old man had a heart attack and was resuscitated by paramedics. Another had a seizure. Most suffered minor heat-related injuries.

 

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