Road test takes its toll

One athlete was air-lifted to hospital along the route of the Comrades Marathon and another, who completed the race, has also been taken from the medical tent at Kingsmead Stadium to hospital, both with suspected heart attacks.

One athlete was air-lifted to hospital along the route of the Comrades Marathon and another, who completed the race, has also been taken from the medical tent at Kingsmead Stadium to hospital, both with suspected heart attacks.

This happened by mid-afternoon. There was a steady stream of athletes being stretchered into the medical tent but, thankfully, most of them were just suffering from exhaustion, dehydration or cramps.

Chief medical officer Jeremy Boulter said they did not have updated information on the two patients taken to hospital. - Sapa

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