Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Copenhagen Half-Marathon cancelled after downpour

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Copenhagen Half-Marathon cancelled after downpour

The annual Copenhagen half-marathon was held last weekend with some 20,000 runners taking part. It started innocently enough at 11:15am with clear skies and a temperature of about 14 deg C.

However during the race, the weather changed completely with a torrential downpour with lightning, rain, hail and snow. At the finish line, the timing mats were being washed away...

At roughly 1:30pm, the race was cancelled with the organisers issuing the following statement...“Due to thunderstorms, lightning strikes, massive hail and flooding in the starting and finish area and on parts of the course, the CPH Half was discontinued for the safety of all runners and spectators at 1:30 p.m.”.

There were also reports that a runner, a photographer and a race volunteer were hit by lightning. As you can see from the videos below, it really was something else...

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