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A 16-year-old student died during a 5000 metre race organised by the Youth Front in Kuliyapitiya this morning, the Police said.

The student was identified as a resident of the Udugama. Eye witnesses said that the student had collapsed after he had run close to 800 metres.

He was rushed to the Kuliyapitya hospital where he was pronounced dead upon admission. Post morterm would be conducted shortly, Police said.

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  • Laminate Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:37 AM

    Sad to hear, may be poverty.....

    ANTON Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:11 AM

    I think very young children should not participate in long distance sport events.

    Don Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:11 AM

    People must understand even for a healthy individual long distance running (once in a while) could extremely strain the heart.

    Gon Haraka Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:48 AM

    Running 800 meters is not long distance - for a healthy young boy of 16 - what has happened to our country ?

    Prasad Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:54 AM

    Yes it is true.
    It should be done for a long time with proper workout to train the body. Sudden race will accelerate the heart and this kind of things can happen.

    Parents : Please keep your children physically active to prevent this.

    kaththa Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:55 AM

    Ban long distance races for children. Where is the fitness test that was mandatory for such races???

    Buffaloa Citizen Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:21 AM

    You are right...this child may have had a hidden heart ailment.

    Ela Malli Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:30 AM

    Are these kids using steroids?

    John Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:54 AM

    I thought that after the recent death of a school girl, instructions were issued by Govt to schools to have their athletes tested medically?

    Bushel Tuesday, 19 March 2013 02:03 PM

    Few years back these were not heard.president ordered medical test to carry out recentlywith the demise of the child prior to this. Action must be taken for not following up instructions

    OMG Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:03 PM

    Bodu Bala Sena over to you.


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