100KM: 21 dead in a brutal marathon in China

Hail, rain and freezing cold. This was a drop-off for at least 21 participants of a mountain marathon in northwest China. They did not survive the 100 km marathon. Local media reported that senior Chinese long-distance runners were among the dead.

According to the New China News Agency (Xinhua), there were more than 700 rescue workers on duty. According to Xinhua, the storm broke out on Saturday afternoon when 172 participants walked between 20 and 31 km through mountainous areas. Temperatures have dropped dramatically in a very short time. In addition, there was a storm with violent gusts.

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