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Japan doctors warn heat could make 2020 Olympic marathon ‘deadly’

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organizers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30am, saying failure to do so could lead to deaths from heatstroke. The warning is the latest in a chorus of concern about how extreme heat could affect several sporting events at the Olympic games, particularly after Tokyo sweltered through a record heatwave this year. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo [ ]

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