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China cracks down on extreme running events after ultramarathon deaths

Rescuers carrying equipment as they search for runners competing in a cross-country mountain race when extreme weather hit the area, leaving 21 dead, near the city of Baiyin in China's northwestern Gansu province. (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

China's General Administration of Sport has suspended a variety of sports competitions, including extreme sports and long-distance running events, following the deaths of 21 runners at an ultramarathon event last month.

Affected events include running events in mountains and deserts, wingsuit flying and ultramarathons.

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