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Tel Aviv drops marathon after Israeli runner dies

Updated: March 18, 2013, 11:31 AM ET
Associated Press

JERUSALEM -- Tel Aviv has cancelled a marathon race set for Friday because of a forecast of hot weather. This comes after a runner died of heat stroke in a half-marathon during a heat wave last week.

A statement from city hall Monday says the decision follows recommendations by health officials.

Michael Michalevitch, a 29-year-old soldier, died in last week's race. Four others collapsed and dozens of runners needed medical treatment. The municipality said it held the race in accordance ...

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