Marathon runner dies of exhaustion in Tamil Nadu

August 31st, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) An athlete who fainted halfway through his marathon here Sunday was declared dead on arrival at a government hospital, official sources said. Santosh, 21, a post graduate science student from Krishnagiri, died of exhaustion, police sources said.

Another 24-year-old runner, Rawath, of Vishakhapatnam, was rushed to hospital after fainting due to dehydration and was discharged later, police sources added.

The race was organised by an organisation connected with a charitable institution headed by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi.

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