CHINA SUSPENDS ALL ULTRA-MARATHON AND LONG DISTANCE RACES AFTER 21 RUNNER DIED WHEN EXTREME WEATHER STRUCK LAST MONTH.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 4, 2021
China has suspended all ultra-marathon and long distance races after twenty one runner died when extreme weather struck a race last month
High winds and freezing rain hit participants in at one hundred kilometer sixty miles ultra-marathons in games province
The race was halted when some of the one hundred and seventy two runners went missing and a rescue operation was launched
Now china is suspending all high risk sports events that lack clear oversight rules and safety standards
The suspended sports include trail running desert trekking, wings wit flying and ultra long distance races
According to a statement by china’s general administration of sport. It is unclear how long the suspension will last.
According to the Chinese Athletic association 481 trill races and 25 ultra-marattons were held in 2019.