Sunday, 22 April 2018


Running on empty! Dozens of runners collapse from heat exhaustion in hottest EVER London Marathon despite warnings to ditch fancy dress in 74F heat as race organisers run out of WATER
The 38th edition of the world-famous race was the hottest on record, with temperatures of 23.2C recorded

In men's elite race, Sir Mo Farah finished third in a British record time but lost his cool while asking for water

Dozens of exhausted competitors had to be stretchered away from the finish line after collapsing in the heat

Dozens of shattered runners had to be stretchered away from the finish line after completing the hottest ever London marathon today.

Many exhausted competitors collapsed to the ground after running the 26.2 mile course in the sweltering heat, while others stood in front of fans as they desperately tried to cool down.

Mobile water stations had to be dispatched to provide runners with water after stations between miles eight and ten ran out.

Race organisers had previously urged runners to reconsider aiming for personal bests and suggested ditching fancy dress costumes amid the unseasonably warm April weather.

A runner is stretchered across the line by medical staff during the London Marathon after collapsing near the finish

Helpers rush to the aid of a man who collapsed near the finish of the marathon, where the baking temperatures made it one of the hardest runs in the event's history

A runner is strapped into a stretcher near the finish line by paramedics on a busy day for the emergency services this afternoon

A runner is helped by paramedics and event staff following a heroic effort to reach the finish line in London on one of the hottest days of the year so far

It was the hottest London Marathon on record with the temperature reaching 23 degrees Celsius - although it was estimated to be even hotter on the tarmac.


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