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Milwaukee mayor undergoes tests at hospital

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Doctors have recommended that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett spend another night in the hospital, where he's being treated for exhaustion following a 20-kilometer run.

The mayor's office says Barrett underwent a series of tests Monday at Wheaton Franciscan-Wisconsin Heart Hospital, and "nothing alarming was found."

Barrett's spokesman, Jeff Fleming, says the mayor is in good spirits but will spend another night in the hospital.

While scheduled meetings on Barrett's calendar have been postponed, he continues to monitor city business from the hospital.

Barrett, who turned 60 on Sunday, ran the race Sunday indoors at the Pettit National Ice Center. He finished the run before requiring medical attention.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is spending his 60th birthday overnight in a hospital where he is being treated for exhaustion following a 20-kilometer run.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1fbpyRA) that Barrett ran the race Sunday indoors at the Pettit national Ice Center. Spokesman Jeff Fleming says Barrett finished Sunday's run before requiring medical attention. Barrett turned 60 on Sunday and wanted to run for 60 minutes, Fleming said.

An ambulance transported Barrett to Froedtert Hospital, where he is being treated for dehydration and exhaustion. Fleming says Barrett was expected to return home Monday after an overnight stay in the hospital.

Fleming describes Barrett as a regular runner but says Sunday's run of nearly 12 1/2 miles is a far greater distance than his usual routine.

AP-WF-12-09-13 0323GMT


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