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172 runners treated during cool, wet marathon

Megan Guza
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Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Runners participating in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon run over the David McCullough Bridge during their race on May 5, 2019.

Doctors and medics treated more than 150 runners during Sunday’s cool and rainy Pittsburgh Marathon, according to UPMC officials.

Of the 172 runners treated, most suffered sprains, strains and other musculoskeletal issues, according to a tweet from UPMC, which puts together the marathon’s medical team.

Eighteen runners were transported to hospitals.

“We’ve had a couple serious cases – people with their temperatures very high, hyperthermia, and cases actually with their temperatures low,” Dr. Ron Roth, Pittsburgh Marathon medical director, said in a race-day wrap up. “This is one of those days where we see by hyperthermia and hypothermia.”

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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