Sudden drop in temperature (negative values), causing severe hail, and landslides causing deaths
A group of 21 athletes, of different nationalities, died during the Ultramarathon, which spanned a distance of 100 kilometers, between valleys and hills, which was held in northwest China, specifically in Gansu Province.
The deaths, which occurred on the first day (last Saturday) of the race, around 12 noon in Portugal, in a mountainous area, were due to a sudden drop in temperature (negative values), which caused a strong hail and a landslide.
According to reports of some marathon runners that were then sent to Reuters, and reported by RTP TV, the rain was able to freeze the body and the winds felt like a storm.
“The rain is getting stronger and stronger. At first, I was a little sorry [de recuar]. Mao Shoji, who had run 24 kilometers to face climate change, said Mao Shoji, I thought it might just be a passing rain, but when I saw strong winds and rain later, he crossed the window of my hotel room at the Tramarathon.
After alerting the Chinese police, medical authorities and civil protection, a major rescue operation was carried out – in which 1,200 people took part. However, 21 athletes, out of a total of 172 participants, lost their track and field lives.