Organizers Cancel Tel Aviv Marathon Due To Forecast

  • By Jason Devaney
  • Published Mar. 19, 2013
Friday's Tel Aviv Marathon was canceled after the forcast called for high temperatures. Photo:

Cancellation comes after a runner died during last week’s half-marathon.

Organizers of the Tel Aviv Marathon canceled Friday’s race days after a runner died during the event’s sister race, the half-marathon.

An Israeli soldier collapsed and died after finishing last Friday’s half-marathon, while dozens of other runners were taken to the hospital with heat-related issues. Temperatures reached the 90s despite a 5:45 a.m. start.

The marathon was originally scheduled for the same day but organizers postponed it earlier in the week to this Friday because of expected hot weather.

Friday’s forecast calls for a high of 88 degrees.

On Sunday, a runner had a heart attack during the Barcelona Marathon and died.

From: Eurosport


Jason Devaney

Jason Devaney

Jason Devaney is a freelance contributor to all of the Competitor Group brands. When he's not sitting at his computer working, he's usually out doing one of three things: Swimming, biking, or running. A resident of Virginia, Jason ran his first marathon in 2011.

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