2 Runners Remain in Hospital After Race

Dozens of runners were admitted for medical treatment and two remain hospitalized from heatstroke sustained during Friday's Tel Aviv Marathon.

The two-month postponement of the race meant runners were forced to contend with hotter conditions than expected.

Twenty-six runners in all were treated after the race, with most suffering from heatstroke, dehydration and orthopedic injuries. Of them, 11 were admitted to Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, while the remaining runners were taken to other area facilities.

The two runners who remain hospitalized at Ichilov were originally admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit in serious condition, but their condition improved and both were later moved to other units.

One of the patients has been named as Shahar Armon, a 39-year-old father of three from Moshav Ein Iron. Armon lost consciousness after suffering heatstroke just before the finish line in Yarkon Park.

"Thankfully the head of the Ichilov emergency room was there and helped him breathe," Armon's wife Michal said. "He saved his life."