Tel Aviv calls off marathon after runner`s death
Jerusalem: The Tel Aviv municipality announced it is cancelling the full marathon scheduled to take place on Friday, after the death of a runner at the half-marathon last week.
The health ministry warned that the hot weather forecast on Friday would pose a health risk for runners, therefore it called for the marathon`s cancellation.
On Friday, Michael Michaelovich, 29, passed away during a half-marathon and more than a dozen of Israelis have been hospitalised in serious conditions after running in a scorching heat of 34 degrees Celsius.
Overall 50 people were hospitalised. The majority of them were discharged throughout the weekend. There were 35,000 participants in the different tracks on Friday`s half-marathon.
The health ministry appointed a committee to examine the rules for holding sports events under hard weather conditions and is set to hand in its recommendations within the next three months.
Two years ago, a 42-year-old man died during the marathon suffering from hyperthermia and 15 people required medical attention with three of them sustaining serious injuries.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- India- America joint military exercise begins in Ranikhet
- Exclusive: This is what Kashmir's stone pelters have to say!
- India to activate laser walls on LOC to stop infiltration
- Panel discussion on 'Most Favoured Nation' status India accorded to Pakistan in 1996
- Former bureaucrat BK Bansal commits suicide along with his son at Delhi residence
- Did Arvind Kejriwal tweet in favour of Pakistan over Uri attacks? Here is what Twitter says
- Rameez Raja picks all-time XI - Three Indians, but just one Pakistani make it to the list
- As Pakistan gloats over hosting 70 Russians, 250 Indian Army soldiers renew bonds in Vladivostok