US Olympic track and field testing It was briefly suspended on Sunday due to intense heat in Oregon. As temperatures on the pitch rose to 108 degrees on the pitch and caused at least one contestant to withdraw and some fans to evacuate.
The trial was shut down at 3:40 p.m. ET with six events remaining and resumed at around 8:30 p.m. ET. The highest forecast for Sunday at Hayward Field was 111 degrees, but the race was postponed. Only 3 long distances from afternoon to morning due to the heat.
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Heptathlete Taliyah Brooks withdraws from the tournament. She was scheduled to throw a spear to start the evening session. but was pushed off the field in a wheelchair this morning
She reportedly returned to the field hoping to compete. but was advised against
The Pacific Northwest was hit by record-breaking heat over the weekend, where Portland, Oregon reached 112 degrees, breaking the record of 108 degrees set earlier that day. Overall temperatures in Eugene hit 110 degrees, breaking the record at 108 with Salem at 112 degrees history.
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Temperatures in Oregon remain expected in the 90s for the rest of the week.
Athletes competing in the Ironman triathlon in Idaho are also feeling the heat. About 3,000 competitors took part in the Coeur d’Alene event. The start time of the event was moved to 5 a.m. and included a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycling and a 26.2-mile marathon.
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Organizers said there were about 62,000 pounds of ice at the drinking station, misting station and cold towels to distribute, according to KHQ-TV.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.