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Heat wave: a 58-year-old runner died in the Ituzaingó marathon and they denounce negligence


The man suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest near the finish line. A councilor pointed at the municipality and stated that "there were no paramedics on arrival."

A traditional marathon event in


ended in tragedy this Sunday:

a 58-year-old runner died after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest

a few blocks from the finish line, despite the fact that several participants tried to perform CPR on him.

Rodolfo Luis Gutiérrez

, who was a resident of Ituzaingó, died after running in the longest distance category of this athletic event organized by the Municipality, the 10-kilometer race.

It happened in the middle of a day of

intense heat

, in which the thermal sensation exceeded 38 degrees in some points of the Conurbano. 

The event occurred meters from the finish, when Gutiérrez

decompensated and fell on the asphalt


There, several of the participants tried to give him cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but could not save him.

The announcement of the marathon of the municipality of Ituzaingó on his Instagram account.

Photo: Instagram Capture

An ambulance from the "Ituzaingó Medical Emergencies" system took Gutiérrez to the Bicentennial Hospital, but he arrived lifeless.

"He was a neighbor who was part of a group of runners from Parque Leloir," they assured the media

Primer Plano


The competition "We run for more rights and more equality" included three categories: 1 kilometer, 3, and the most difficult: 10 kilometers.

When they left from Plaza 20 de Febrero, located in Las Heras and Zufriategui, at 9 in the morning, the temperature was 28° and a thermal of 33°.

On Sunday the 10th Ituzaingó marathon was run.

A 58-year-old runner died of cardiac arrest after completing the 10 km journey.

Photo: Municipality of Ituzaingó

Now, a councilor

denounces "negligence"

on the part of the organization carried out by the Municipality in which

Alberto Descalzo is mayor.

He maintains that the test should have been suspended due to the intense heat wave that has been plaguing the AMBA area for more than a week and because of the warnings from the National Meteorological Service (SMN).

"It was a pity to do the marathon with a

red alert

due to the temperatures, but mainly that

there were no paramedics at the finish line

," denounced Silvina Valdevenito, councilor for "Vamos Ituzaingó."

"They were the same marathon runners who had to do CPR. It is a reflection of the health system and the

negligence with which the Municipality organizes the events

. They are always patches or to advertise. With the announced heat there should have been sanitary posts and The ambulance was late in arriving because the accesses were closed," denounced the official in a chat with

1medio de Morón


Another Facebook user, Graciela G., who works at the La Florida sanatorium and lives in Ituzaingó, also denounced the municipality through the social network and warned that there had been several requests to suspend the competition.

"Due to the high temperatures, there were

many requests to suspend

the 10 km Marathon scheduled for 9 a.m. or move it forward to 7 or 8 a.m. The answer was that this time it was going to start at 9 p.m. there should be hydration stations (there always were). At the end of the marathon, a 58-year-old contestant suffered a cardiac arrest and they could not save him. The Municipality's response is to offer condolences and not allow opinions on the Facebook page. Ituzaingó, a place to die. Without anyone taking care of anything clear. They suck !!!", he published.

The communiqué of the Municipality

After learning the news that mourned the athletic event, a statement was published from the municipality of Ituzaingó.

"The Municipal Government of Ituzaingó expresses its condolences on the death of a 58-year-old neighbor, after having suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest after completing the 10 km journey."

The statement published on its networks by the Municipality of Ituzaingó.

“It should be noted that despite having performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers at the time of the event and at the Bicentennial Hospital, he was already lifeless.

We express our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time, ”they published.


Source: clarin

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