Norwegian woman was killed by lightning during a 75-mile ultramarathon in Italy

Norwegian woman was killed by lightning during 75-mile ultramarathon in Italy 30 minutes after organizers decided to leave the race

  • Unnamed woman, 44, participated in the 75-mile Südtirol Ultra Skyrace
  • She was between aid stations and rail marshals could not reach her
  • She was found by a group of runners at a height of 7000 ft, about 30 minutes after the race was canceled due to adverse weather conditions
Advertisements

A Norwegian woman was killed when she was struck by lightning during an ultramarathon on Saturday in Italy.

The woman, 44, who was not mentioned, participated in the 75-mile race Südtirol Ultra Skyrace amidst stormy weather.

She was at that moment between aid stations and marshals could not reach her, the organizers said.

A Norwegian woman was killed when she was struck by lightning during an ultramarathon on Saturday in Italy (photo, people who finish the race)

Advertisements

A Norwegian woman was killed when she was struck by lightning during an ultramarathon on Saturday in Italy (photo, people who finish the race)

The woman, 44, who is not mentioned, participated in the 75-mile Südtirol Ultra Skyrace amidst stormy weather (file photo of the area where she was found)

The woman, 44, who is not mentioned, participated in the 75-mile Südtirol Ultra Skyrace amidst stormy weather (file photo of the area where she was found)

The woman, 44, who is not mentioned, participated in the 75-mile Südtirol Ultra Skyrace amidst stormy weather (file photo of the area where she was found)

She was found by a group of runners at a height of 7000 ft, about 30 minutes after the race was canceled due to adverse weather conditions (image of the race)

She was found by a group of runners at a height of 7000 ft, about 30 minutes after the race was canceled due to adverse weather conditions (image of the race)

She was found by a group of runners at a height of 7000 ft, about 30 minutes after the race was canceled due to adverse weather conditions (image of the race)

& # 39; We are shocked and deeply shocked by this tragic accident. We express our deepest condolences to the athlete's family Josef Günther Mair, chairman of the organizing committee of the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace, in a statement on Facebook.

She was found by a group of runners at a height of 7000 ft, about 30 minutes after the race was canceled due to adverse weather conditions.

Advertisements

The award ceremony scheduled for Sunday was canceled.

Officials said the lightning strike occurred around 7.15 am & n.39 when a group of runners was near a lake called Lago di San Pancrazio, which is about 6955ft.

& # 39; Athletes who saw the accident called the emergency services & # 39 ;, officials said. & # 39; After first aid, the injured athlete was flown to Bolzano hospital by the rescue helicopter Pelikan I, where she died of her injuries. & # 39;

The 75-mile race is described as & # 39; the most extreme experience in the Alps & # 39; and sees long-distance runners roam the Italian Dolomites for three days.

& # 39; We are shocked and deeply shocked by this tragic accident. We express our deepest condolences to the athlete's family Josef Günther Mair, chairman of the organizing committee of the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace, in a statement on Facebook.

& # 39; We are shocked and deeply shocked by this tragic accident. We express our deepest condolences to the athlete's family Josef Günther Mair, chairman of the organizing committee of the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace, in a statement on Facebook.

Advertisements

& # 39; We are shocked and deeply shocked by this tragic accident. We express our deepest condolences to the athlete's family Josef Günther Mair, chairman of the organizing committee of the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace, in a statement on Facebook.

. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news (t) italy

- Advertisement -