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Freezing weather kills runners at Chinese race

May 24, 2021

Twenty-one people, including two of China's top marathon athletes, died after freezing rain and high winds struck a 62-mile mountain race in northwestern China, local officials said Sunday. Liang Jing, 31, an ultramarathon champion, and Huang Guanjun, the winner of the men's marathon for hearing-impaired runners at China's 2019 National Paralympic Games, were among those found dead, according to state news media. The deaths prompted anger in China, with online commentators questioning the preparedness of the local government that organized the race, held at Yellow River Stone Forest Park in Gansu province. Hours into the event Saturday, the weather suddenly deteriorated as the runners were climbing 6,500 feet above sea level to the 12-mile mark, according to Zhang Xuchen, the mayor of the nearby city of Baiyin. Runners dressed in shorts and T-shirts were suddenly facing freezing conditions, and rain turned to hail. Some passed out from the cold. Some of the participants sent a video message asking for help, and authorities sent a rescue team that assisted 18 of the athletes, Zhang said. The race was called off by 2 p.m. Saturday. By evening, officials had started a huge rescue effort involving 1,200 people in search and rescue teams, along with thermal imaging drones and other equipment, state media reported. In video footage from China's state broadcaster, rescuers could be seen fanning out into the dark with flashlights, some in combat fatigues, others in blue or orange jumpsuits with helmets. This year, 172 people participated in the race, while hundreds of others were registered to run in shorter events. Officials said 151 race participants were confirmed to be safe, and that one last missing runner was found dead Sunday morning. Eight people were being treated at a hospital. Zhang said the rescue efforts had been complicated by a landslide after the rain. The region is prone to mudslides and floods. "I ran 2 kilometers before the starting gun fired to warm up ... but the troublesome thing was, after running these 2 kilometers, my body still had not heated up," one competitor said in a first-person account that has been viewed more than 100,000 times on his WeChat account "Wandering about the South." He later said to the Paper, a state-backed newspaper based in Shanghai, that the forecast the day prior to the race did not predict the extreme weather they encountered. When he finally decided to turn back, he already felt dazed. He said he was able to make it to safety and met a rescue crew. He did not respond to a request for comment left on his social media account. The race, which began at a tourist site near the Yellow River and followed a route through canyons with huge stone stalagmites, had been organized by the local government for the past four years. By Sunday, discussion online in China focused on the apparent failure to prepare for the possibility of extreme weather. Some questioned whether organizers had paid enough attention to the weather forecast. The news that two elite runners were among the dead amplified the public anger. The state-owned Beijing News reported the death of Liang, who had won several ultramarathons in China in recent years. Two runners who helped with the rescue effort confirmed the death of Huang, according to the state-owned Red Star News. The Gansu province government has set up a team to investigate the deaths, according to state news media. Zhang apologized at a televised news conference Sunday. "As the event organizer, we feel deeply guilty," Zhang said. "We express our sorrow for the victims and our deep condolences to the families of the victims and the injured." Information for this article was contributed by Huizhong Wu, Henry Hou and staff members of The Associated Press. ADVERTISEMENT

Liang Jing Investments

1 Investments

Liang Jing has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Happy Eggs as part of their Seed VC - II on January 1, 2018.

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/20/2018

Seed VC - II

Happy Eggs

Yes

3

Date

1/20/2018

Round

Seed VC - II

Company

Happy Eggs

Amount

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

3

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