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Hundreds of British mountain runners force to camp out due to weather

Updated: October 26, 2008, 2:10 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Hundreds of mountain runners spent the night in tents and hastily organized shelters after a long-distance race in England's Lake District was called off due to heavy rain and flooding, British authorities said Sunday.

Just after 2 p.m. Sunday, race organizers said all the participants had been accounted for. About a dozen people were treated for minor injuries and mild hypothermia.

About 2,500 athletes began the Original Mountain Marathon on Saturday morning before the ...

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