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Old 10-08-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Az.
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Did you hear about what happened during the Chicago Marathon?? A runner died and a few were passed out because of the heat and dehydration.

I'm an avid runner/jogger and I can say from experience that was just stupide to run in such blazing heat and such late in the day. High afternoon is the worst time to go for a run/jog. It's better to do it very early in the morning (between 4-7 am) or later in the day (between 6-8 pm). You never, ever go in mid high afternoon during the spring or summer seasons!! That was just wrong!!
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:56 PM
 
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Guess they were not anticipating a heat wave this time of year-- it is October, after all.
Folks should be wrapped up in long sleeves and jackets in Chi-Town this time of year.
Normally would have nice, brisk weather.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:00 PM
 
Location: East Windsor CT
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i just hear that they guy had some sort of heart problem he didnt die because of the heat.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:03 PM
 
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300 people required medical attention, 3 are still hospitalized in critical condition and as you know, a 35 year old male passed away before arriving to the hospital. His autopsy revealed a heart condition never previously diagnosed. The race was stopped mid way through (at 13 miles). I'm waiting for the lawsuits to roll out.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Az.
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That's why it's a good idea to get a thorough medical examination before starting any kind of running/jogging program or any kind of exercise, for that matter. It makes sense.

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Old 10-09-2007, 08:41 AM
 
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Yes, it was too hot here. Very unusual weather for chicago in the fall. But it has happened. What they said was the person had a pre-existing condition and was given the OK by his doctor. But they did not count on that heat. Also they ran out of water - because they said lots of runner were taking 4-5 glasses and dumping them on themselves rather than drinking them and they ran out. No excuse for running out though.

But when it gets that hot, water is not enough to replenish your body, you need the sport drinks that will give you sodium and potassium anyway. Heat stroke is nothing to mess with.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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300 people required medical attention, 3 are still hospitalized in critical condition and as you know, a 35 year old male passed away before arriving to the hospital. His autopsy revealed a heart condition never previously diagnosed. The race was stopped mid way through (at 13 miles). I'm waiting for the lawsuits to roll out.
How can you sue someone for your own stupidity (never mind the water situation)?! Who runs in 90+ degree heat?! If it's that hot, just don't run; no one is holding a gun to your head.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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What was cool about this event was that locals were bringing their own water outside for the runners to help out. There were also many people hosing down participants as they ran by. I was glad to see all the people helping out in any way they could.
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