KC man dies after participating in Warrior Dash
Thursday, August 4, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 28-year-old Kansas City man has died after participating in a weekend obstacle race in oppressive heat and humidity.
Jeremy Morris was among 13 people who were taken to area hospitals from the two-day Warrior Dash event at Tiffany Springs Park in Kansas City.
Morris worked at St. Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit Hospital’s emergency department
Thousands of people braved temperatures that hovered around 100 degrees to take part in the race, which was run over a 3.1-mile obstacle course.
The Kansas City Health Department hasn’t confirmed Morris died from heat-related causes, but it suspects as many as 24 people have died because of the heat since June.
The last 90 minutes of the race were canceled after dozens were treated for heat-related symptoms.
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