New normal: 33 people were hospitalized during the marathon
Three participants suffered heart attacks and 125 others required
medical assistance following the Behobia-San Sebastian half-marathon
last week. According to America's Frontline News, 33 runners
reportedly required hospitalization.
The Behobia to San Sebastian half-marathon, a 15-mile historic
running race held in the Spanish Basque Country, is held each year
The Behobia-San Sebastian race has a very rigorous route with two
high points, Gaintxurizketa (4 miles) and Miracruz (10 miles) In this
year's edition, the event was attended by 30,000 runners and running
Many news outlets have blamed the so-called "climate change"
for the tragic events that occurred during this year's marathon.
The temperature was 78.8 degrees Fahrenheit during the event.
"In a test that had 30,000 participants, there were 3 cases of heart
attacks and 125 medical attention, almost all due to heat strokes
resulting from the unusual 26 degrees that were recorded during
the race," according to local news outlet El Espanol.
"Once again, tragedy was touched, something that did occur in 2021
when a runner lost his life, in addition to registering two other
cardiorespiratory arrests. In the last 20 years, the death toll
stands at six. Data that have transferred the debate to the streets
and social networks.
"Theories about why these situations occur are various. The
fundamental one is that, as in any massive event, it affects simple
statistics. However, it is also true that it is increasingly common
to find participants who are not sufficiently prepared for this type
of challenge and who get carried away by fashion even at the risk
of endangering their health," the outlet added.
Back in September, TGP reported that at least seventy-four runners
were taken to various hospitals in Durban, South Africa after
experiencing medical emergencies at the 2022 Comrades Marathon.
Comrades Marathon is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon
race. The marathon events have raised concerns over unusual deaths
and medical emergencies among these fit athletes. Nine of the 74
Comrades Marathon participants were hospitalized.
Tragically, two runners, Mzamo Mthembu (31) and Phakamile
Ntshiza (37) lost their lives.