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Two cardiac arrests during Midnight Run

Published söndag 19 augusti 2012 kl 15.44
Photo: Johan Nilsson/Scanpix

A man and a woman each suffered a cardiac arrest during the Midnight Run race through the southern Stockholm island of Södermalm Saturday night.

According to Annika Billberg, press spokesperson for the race, the first incident occurred a few kilometers after the start of the 10 km race, the other just before the finish line. In both cases paramedics were on the scene quickly and could revive the victims, who were then taken to the hospital.

The newspaper Aftonbladet says the woman was around 25 years of age.

This is not the first time runners in the race have suffered cardiac arrests. In 2010 two men, aged 25 and 50, both died during the Midnight Run.

24,000 took part

Ababa Lama of Ethiopia won Saturday night’s “Midnattsloppet” (“The Midnight Run”) in Stockholm, finishing the 10 km in 30:15. The fastest woman over the distance was Frida Lundén, at 36:14.

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