May 23, 2021

BREAKING: 21 runners dead as extreme weather hits China ultramarathon

BREAKING: 21 runners dead as extreme weather hits China ultramarathon 1

Twenty-one people were killed after hail, freezing rain and high winds hit runners taking part in a cross-country mountain race in China, state media said Sunday.

The extreme weather struck a high-altitude section of the 100-kilometre (62-mile) race held in the scenic Yellow River Stone Forest in northwestern Gansu province Saturday afternoon.

Among the dead were elite Chinese long-distance runners, local media reported.

Source: 21 runners dead as extreme weather hits China ultramarathon

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