Beijing's Marathon Marred By Terrible Pollution

October 19, 2014 4:16 PM

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Beijing's Marathon Marred By Terrible Pollution

On a day when the government urged people to remain inside, several thousand runners braved a 26-mile course through China's smog-choked capital.

Even by the city's standards, Beijing was very polluted on Sunday. The PM2.5 scale, which measures the number of micrograms of "particulate matter" per cubic meter, came up to a whopping 344. (To put that figure in perspective, the World Health Organization considers 25 micrograms to be healthy). T...

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