London Marathon 2022: Man dies after collapsing during eventon October 3, 2022 at 4:26 pm

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The 36-year-old man became unwell between miles 23 and 24 of the annual 26.2-mile event.

Marathon runnersImage source, Reuters

A 36-year-old man died after collapsing while running the London Marathon, organisers have confirmed.

The man, from south-east England, became unwell between miles 23 and 24 of the 26.2-mile event.

He received immediate medical treatment and an ambulance arrived within three minutes but he died later in hospital. His cause of death is not yet known.

In a statement, London Marathon Events expressed its “sincere condolences” to the man’s family and friends.

The organisation said his relatives had requested privacy at this time, adding: “No further details will be released in accordance with their wishes.

“The cause of death will be established later through medical examination.”

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