One Runner Dies, 12 Seriously Injured in Tel Aviv Marathon

Cause of 29-year-old man's death unconfirmed; Tel Aviv municipality expresses condolences, defends decision to hold event; dozens suffer from heatstroke, dehydration; heat soars as high as 35 degrees Celsius by 8 A.M.

A 29-year-old man died and at least 12 runners were seriously injured in the Tel Aviv marathon Friday morning as temperatures soared, reaching as high as 35 degrees Celsius by 8 A.M., part of an anticipated heatwave that caused organizers to postpone the full marathon until next Friday.