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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon heat proves a heartbreaker

More than 2,100 runners treated for dehydration, exhaustion

More than 2,100 runners were treated Monday at medical tents along the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course for dehydration, heat exhaustion, and other ailments as temperatures blasted into the upper 80s, shattering records.

The number of runners requiring medical attention, mostly at the finish line, was 800 to 1,200 higher than during typical Boston Marathons, said Chris Troyanos, medical coordinator for the Boston Athletic Association.

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