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Green Bay marathon halted because of heat

GREEN BAY (AP) -

A Wisconsin marathon has been halted because of heat.

Green Bay police say the race was stopped about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Lt. David Paral says there were cases of heat-related sickness, but he doesn't have information yet on how many.

The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon started about 7 a.m. Race director Sean Ryan told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that about 8,000 people had registered for the event.

The National Weather Service predicts a high of 82 degrees in Green Bay on Sunday. The newspaper reports the temperature was already 70 degrees with 63% humidity when the race started.

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