Twenty-one people running a mountain marathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported Sunday.
After an all-night rescue operation in freezing temperatures involving more than 700 personnelThe National Health Commission announced Sunday., rescuers were able to confirm that 151 people were safe out of a total of 172 participantsThe state hopes to ad. Twenty-one had died, according to the official Xinhua News Agency, which said the runners suffered from physical discomfort and the sudden drop in temperatureCommences once 75 per cent o.
The runners were racing on an extremely narrow mountain path at an altitude reaching 2,000-3excludeInRecommendations,000 metres. The 100-kilometre race was held Saturday in the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Baiyin city in Gansu province.
It was a relatively established course, having been held four times, according to an account posted online by a participant in the race who quit and managed to make his way to safety.