Tel Aviv Marathon 2011
Tel Aviv Marathon 2011. Photo by Nir Kedar
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A 42-year-old man who participated in Friday's Tel Aviv marathon died Monday after being hospitalized for severe dehydration.

The man collapsed of dehydration during the marathon on Friday and was brought to the emergency room in Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.

His condition continued to deteriorate and on Monday morning he died due to liver damage as a result of dehydration.

During the marathon, 45 runners were hurt, most of them lightly. Two of those injured were still hospitalized in serious condition.

Some 18,254 professional and amateur runners participated in Tel Aviv's annual marathon on Friday.