Chicago Marathon & The Heat

CHICAGO (AP) -- An autopsy is under way today for a Michigan police officer who died running an unusually hot and humid Chicago Marathon.

Debilitating weather plagued this year's 30th annual run, forcing organizers to shut down the race. Dozens of other runners were hospitalized, including two who remain in critical condition early today.

Thirty-five-year-old Chad Schieber was a Midland, Michigan, police officer. He collapsed while running on the city's South Side yesterday. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office says he was pronounced dead shortly before one p.m. at a hospital.

At least 49 people were taken to hospitals, while another 250 were treated onsite, many for heat-related ailments.


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