Rescuers carry a stretcher in Baiyin, Gansu province, where cold weather killed participants of an 100km ultramarathon on May 22. Photo: Reuters
Rescuers carry a stretcher in Baiyin, Gansu province, where cold weather killed participants of an 100km ultramarathon on May 22. Photo: Reuters

Letters | Chinese ultramarathon tragedy: safety should come before the economy

  • Increasingly, governments are organising sports events to boost tourism and the economy, while paying inadequate attention to safety

Rescuers carry a stretcher in Baiyin, Gansu province, where cold weather killed participants of an 100km ultramarathon on May 22. Photo: Reuters
Rescuers carry a stretcher in Baiyin, Gansu province, where cold weather killed participants of an 100km ultramarathon on May 22. Photo: Reuters
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