Extreme weather kills 21 during ultramarathon in China
Nearly two dozen ultramarathon runners died after hail, freezing wind and rain unexpectedly struck a race in northwest China this weekend, the New York Times reports.
Driving the news: Two of China's top ultrarunners were among those who died after enduring the extreme conditions during the 62-mile Huanghe Shilin Mountain Marathon. Eight of the participants ended up hospitalized and 151 were safely rescued, officials said.
- The deaths are being investigated by the Gansu Province government following outrage in China and accusations that local officials were unprepared to host the event, the Times reports.