Toxic Smog for Runners

11/20/2017 - 14:52

NEW DELHI, INDIA — More than 30,000 runners reportedly braved toxic smog to run the Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday.

The Indian Medical Association had warned that a toxic smog had created a health emergency. Doctors asked citizens to not venture outdoors and the Delhi government said conditions were like a “gas chamber.”

Organizers went ahead with the event after pollution levels showed a slight drop due to light showers the previous day.

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