HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

One Runner Dead, 250 Hospitalized, After Extreme Heat Halts Chicago Marathon

Organizers shut down the course four hours after the start of Sunday's Chicago Marathon because of 88-degree heat and sweltering humidity that left one runner dead and sent 250 people to area hospitals with heat-related ailments.

Chad Schieber of Midland, Michigan, 35, collapsed while running on the South Side and was pronounced dead shortly before 1 p.m. at a Veteran's Affairs hospital, the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.