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More Than 50 Runners Treated for Heat at Pennsylvania Half Marathon

Dozens of runners required medical treatment for heat-related problems during a half-marathon on a hot and humid day in central Pennsylvania.

Lancaster Newspapers reported Sunday that more than 50 people received help at medical tents during and after the Bird-in-Hand half-marathon on Saturday.

A few of the runners were taken to nearby hospitals for additional help.

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Officials say the problems included dehydration and heat exhaustion, as temperatures in the 80s mixed with very muggy conditions.

A race organizer says many of the runners simply slowed down because of the weather.

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