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Almost Two Dozen Runners Hospitalized During Pittsburgh Marathon

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- More than 100 runners were treated during the Pittsburgh Marathon and almost two dozen ended up going to the hospital.

UPMC officials say they treated 139 runners and 22 people were sent to local hospitals.

The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety says none of the patients sent to local hospitals had serious ailments. Reasons for transportation including turned ankles, fevers and elevated heart rates.

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Dr. Vince Mosesso said there a number of runners were treated for elevated temperatures. According to Mosesso, their temperatures were so high, the patients had to undergo ice immersion treatment.

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Most patients were treated for common conditions like dehydration, cramps and temperature-related conditions.

There were 400 UPMC volunteers stationed throughout the marathon and at the marathon's medical tent.

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