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LA Marathon runners treated for heat injuries

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Marathon officials say 28 people were hospitalized and treated for mostly minor heat-related injuries after the race.

Temperatures soared into the upper 80s along parts of the course Sunday during the marathon, which featured 25,000 runners.

The mayor's office said in a news release that among 1,000 runners who sought help at 10 medical tents, 28 were taken to hospitals.

While higher than in cloudier, cooler years, the number of injured was not considered excessive under the conditions.

City fire Battalion Chief Carlos Calvillo tells City News Service a 28-year-old man had a heart attack and was resuscitated by paramedics. Another had a seizure.

In a case unrelated to the marathon, a 56-year-old man got sick and died Sunday while hiking in a Hollywood Hills park.

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