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One dies, 19 with hypothermia as cold hits race

Former footballer collapses in snowswept marathon

One dies, 19 with hypothermia as cold hits race

Savona, March 25 - A former top-level footballer died and 19 other runners suffered hypothermia in an amateur marathon in the hills above the northern city of Savona Sunday. Paolo Ponzo, 41, a former midfielder for Modena soccer club, collapsed in a mountain pass 700m above sea level. Several people have died in the unseasonable cold snap that hit Italy last week.

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