21 Runners Dead After China Ultramarathon, Extreme Weather

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21 Runners Dead After China Ultramarathon, Extreme Weather
Search teams confirmed the safety of 151 out of 172 participants, with eight reportedly hospitalized.
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State media in China reports 21 people running a mountain ultramarathon have died after hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the race. 

Search teams confirmed the safety of 151 out of 172 participants, with eight reportedly hospitalized. 

The 21 runners who died suffered from a sudden drop in temperature. 

According to one participant, the forecast did not predict the extreme winter-like conditions. Some runners were dressed only in short-sleeved tops and shorts.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.