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Runner in 100-Mile Race in Fair Condition

October 02, 1991

One of the top women runners in the Angeles Crest 100-mile Endurance Run remained in fair condition Tuesday at St. Luke Medical Center in Pasadena, where she was admitted Sunday after suffering from extreme nausea, dehydration and acute kidney problems.

Martha Cederstrom, 35, of San Rafael dropped out of the race in the San Gabriel Mountains early Sunday after running 82 miles in about 20 hours in the race from Wrightwood to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Race officials said Cederstrom and front-runner Vicki DeVita, who eventually was the first woman to finish, were in close competition until shortly before Cederstrom began vomiting severely.

After being treated by emergency medical technicians on the race course, Cederstrom was admitted to the hospital. She was initially put in an intensive care unit for treatment of severe breakdown of the muscles in her legs, a condition that can lead to kidney problems.

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