Many runners in Prague half marathon suffer heat exhaustion

A large number of runners in Saturday's Prague Half Marathon fainted, collapsed, or suffered other health problems due to the unusually hot April weather and the length of the race, the Czech News Agency reported. Temperatures in Prague had already exceeded 20 degrees Celsius by midday on Saturday. Paramedics treated dozens of people and some had to be taken to hospital. The emergency services were operating in crisis mode for about two hours, meaning rules around filling out documentation and other administrative tasks were relaxed to allow medical professionals to work faster and to make patient care more efficient.

Author: Anna Fodor