Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later.
Signs of Excessive Running
Witnesses told deputies Savannah was told to run and not allowed to stop for three hours. An autopsy report showed the girl was extremely dehydrated and had a very low sodium level, which is a sign of too much running.
Running for 3 hours is hard enough for an adult, I have run marathons for 3 hours and the pain you feel in your feet, chest and lungs is breaking. I can’t imagine the pain this 9 year old girl went through.
Source : AP news