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Marathoners Wilt in Qatar’s Oppressive Heat

Expand Italy's Giovanna Epis is pushed in a wheelchair during the women's marathon at the World Athletics Championships, in Doha, Qatar, September 29, 2019. © 2019 Grigory Sysoev / Sputnik via AP Nearly half the athletes participating in the women’s marathon at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha on Sunday pulled out of the race in what The Telegraph described as “shocking scenes of multiple athletes collapsing in distress.” Despite starting the race at midnight, runners were battling 30 Celsius temperatures and humidity levels above 80 percent. “The humidity kills you,” said one…

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