Pittsburgh Marathon goes off without incident


PITTSBURGH - No major incidents or serious injuries occurred during the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday, officials said.

Emergency Medical Services transported 26 runners to local hospitals, said UPMC spokesman Chuck Finder. One more person later reported to an area hospital for treatment.

None of the hospitalizations were for serious medical issues, officials said.

A total of 166 runners were treated by the marathon medical team, including 89 people at the race’s finish line medical tent. The remaining 77 people received medical attention at aid stations along the marathon course.

Finder said muscle cramps and strains made up about 40 percent of medical concerns. Fatigue was another issue reported.

Pittsburgh Public Information Officer Sonya Toler said there were no major threats to security during the race. Several suspicious packages were checked out and determined to have been personal items that were left behind.

Despite road closures during the marathon, no major traffic issues were reported.