“This Is Indonesia”: Race-Walker Collapses After 50Km Of Heat, Smog

“This Is Indonesia”: Race-Walker Collapses After 50Km Of Heat, Smog

Jakarta: Indonesia’s Hendro stated it was a “miracle” to even end the 50km race stroll in Jakarta’s brutal air pollution, warmth and humidity on Thursday (Aug 30) after he was carried from the end line on a stretcher.

Hendro collapsed after pounding the Indonesian capital’s smoggy streets for greater than four-and-a-half hours in 31 Celsius (88 Fahrenheit) warmth to complete final, within the Asian Video games’ slowest 50km stroll for practically three many years.

The air high quality index in central Jakarta hit 163 on Thursday morning.

A studying of greater than 150 is taken into account a well being risk to the overall inhabitants.

After being doused in ice water by medics Hendro, 28, who like many Indonesians goes by one identify, was carried to the medical centre shouting incoherently with ache.

“The race was so tough – the recent climate, humidity, and never simply the humidity however the air pollution,” he stated after recovering.

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