Running a marathon obviously takes training and dedication, but sometimes external factors can ruin your run and even make it dangerous. Excessive heat, like we’ve seen in many places across the U.S. this summer, is one such factor. Vivien Williams introduces us to a runner who was taken down by heatstroke just 35 feet from the finish line. [TRT 1:56]
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TAG: It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of heatstroke, whether or not you're a runner. High body temperature, nausea, vomiting, lack of sweating, fast heart and or breathing rates and confusion are all important signs. If this happens, call 9-1-1 and get the person in a cool, shaded area; mist them with water; and apply ice packs to their neck, armpits and groin until help arrives.