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Mountain run is cut short by rain

October 27, 2008|Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of mountain runners spent the night in tents and hastily organized shelters after a long-distance race in England's Lake District was called off because of heavy rain and flooding, authorities said.

About a dozen people were treated for minor injuries and mild hypothermia.

About 2,500 athletes began the Original Mountain Marathon on Saturday, police said. Almost 800 stayed overnight in shelters such as barns, a school and a visitor's center, and about 1,700 camped. Competitors were scattered across the 50-mile course over mountains as high as 7,054 feet.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, November 09, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 45 words Type of Material: Correction
Mountain marathon: In Section A on Oct. 27, an item about a marathon in Britain's Lake District that was canceled because of rain said competitors were on a course over mountains as high as 7,054 feet. The highest peak in that region is 3,209 feet.

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