— City of Santa Monica (@santamonicacity) March 19, 2017
Cool, humid weather led to a comparatively-small number of injuries during Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon.
By 3:30 p.m. nearly all of the runners had finished the 26 miles from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier.
A total of 101 people had been evaluated by paramedics for possible injuries. Of those, 14 people were carted off to local hospitals from the race course, with only two of them needing immediate medical treatment, organizers said.
Seven people suffered minor injuries.
Temperatures were 20 degrees hotter during the 2015 marathon, and heat brought down nearly 200 runners in need of hospital care during that year’s race. that year, fire hoses and cooling stations were used to cool off the throngs of overheated runners and spectators.
–City News Service
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