REPORT: Hundreds of Boston Marathon runners receive medical treatment along route

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WELLESLEY — It began as a little neighborhood gathering at Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, whose new spiritual center is right along the Boston Marathon route.

But as dangerously cold runners started to arrive in huge numbers at the medical tent just past the race’s halfway point, members of the church threw the doors open to create a makeshift recovery site.

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The food, drinks, coffee, and roaring fire in the building’s front room took on a more serious purpose as more than 50 injured competitors streamed in, many suffering from symptoms of hypothermia.

Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie said in an e-mail around 2:30 p.m. that medical teams had treated 125 people in his town “for a variety of cold weather-related issues and other running-related injuries” near the halfway point of the race.

Along the entire race route, some 900 runners had visited medical tents by the afternoon, according to Christopher Besse, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

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