Extreme weather kills 21 ultra-marathon runners in China

Extreme weather kills 21 ultra-marathon runners in China”

State news agency Xinhua reported that some of the runners suffered from hypothermia as a result of the weather.

Local governments initiated an emergency response and organized over 1,200 well-equipped rescuers to search for the missing people.

Local officials told Xinhua there was a sudden change in weather near Baiyin in Gansu province around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Shivering in the cold, she turned back before the high-altitude section, due to previous bad experiences with hypothermia.

The temperature dropped again during the night due to the area " s complex terrain and topography, making the search and rescue more hard, the report said.

A separate report on the website of provincial weather services on Thursday predicted a "significant" drop in temperature in most parts of Gansu - including Baiyin - through Sunday.

According to pictures taken of him near the start of Saturday's race, which were widely circulated in Chinese media, he had worn only shorts, a thin jacket and a baseball cap. I couldn't stand up straight because of the wind, I was very anxious I'd be blown over.

Liang had won multiple Chinese ultramarathons in recent years while Huang won the men's hearing-impaired marathon at the 2019 National Paralympic Games.

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Another survivor was quoted as saying most victims were "gods" of the sport who were frontrunners in the race.

More than 84 million viewed the hashtag "Is the Gansu marathon accident natural or man-made?", while 130 million scoured a thread around safety concerns for marathons and cross-county races.

The 62-mile Huanghe Shilin Mountain Marathon race began in sunny conditions that morning.

'The local organisers have an inescapable responsibility for the bad weather in the marathon!

More than 700 rescue personnel searched the Baiyin area well into Saturday night and they recovered the bodies of 21 race participants, according to the Associated Press.

The deaths sparked public outrage on Chinese social media, with anger mainly directed at the Baiyin government and unhappiness over the lack of contingency planning.

Gansu, one of China's poorest regions, borders Mongolia to the north and Xinjiang to the west.

Numerous stranded runners reportedly suffered from hypothermia, and had lost their way on the route as the weather affected visibility.

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