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03rd Oct 2022

London Marathon runner dies after collapsing three miles from end of race

April Curtin

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Runners cross Tower Bridge during the London Marathon on October 02, 2022 in London, England. The view is as seen from the high-level glass floor of Tower Bridge above the River Thames. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images)

Organisers confirmed the news on Monday

A London Marathon runner died after collapsing during the event, organisers have confirmed.

Announcing the news in a statement on Monday, TCS London Marathon said: “It is with deep sadness, we confirm the death of a participant in the 2022 TCS London Marathon.

“A 36-year-old man from South East England collapsed between mile 23 and 24 and, although he received immediate medical treatment and an ambulance was on the scene within three minutes, he died later in hospital.

“Everyone involved in the organisation of the London Marathon would like to express sincere condolences to his family and friends.

“The family has requested privacy and no further details will be released in accordance with their wishes.”

Organisers said the cause of death has not been established.

A total of 42,000 take part in the London Marathon, which is the biggest fundraising event in the world.

The event sees runners take on a 26.2 mile journey across the capital, with the route starting in Greenwich and ending at The Mall.

It is the third time the London Marathon has been held in October, after being moved because of the pandemic. The event will return to its traditional spring-time slot in 2023.

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