Rescuers assist runners who were competing in a 100-kilometre ultramarathon when extreme weather hit the area, leaving 21 dead, in China's northwestern Gansu province. Photo: AFP Rescuers assist runners who were competing in a 100-kilometre ultramarathon when extreme weather hit the area, leaving 21 dead, in China's northwestern Gansu province. Photo: AFP
Rescuers assist runners who were competing in a 100-kilometre ultramarathon when extreme weather hit the area, leaving 21 dead, in China's northwestern Gansu province. Photo: AFP
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Lessons to learn from Gansu race tragedy

  • The loss of 21 young ultramarathon runners’ lives in freezing weather must not have been in vain and an official investigation needs to come up with answers

Rescuers assist runners who were competing in a 100-kilometre ultramarathon when extreme weather hit the area, leaving 21 dead, in China's northwestern Gansu province. Photo: AFP Rescuers assist runners who were competing in a 100-kilometre ultramarathon when extreme weather hit the area, leaving 21 dead, in China's northwestern Gansu province. Photo: AFP
Rescuers assist runners who were competing in a 100-kilometre ultramarathon when extreme weather hit the area, leaving 21 dead, in China's northwestern Gansu province. Photo: AFP
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