Runner dies after finishing New York Road Runner’s Half Marathon

Running News

Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 8.49.28 PMA runner died after finishing New York Road Runner’s Brooklyn Half Marathon this past Saturday, according to a spokesperson for NYRR.

The 31-year-old male runner collapsed at the finish line in Coney Island shortly after finishing the race, Runner’s World reports. He was immediately attended to by on-site medical staff and was transported to the hospital.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of a participant following the 2014 NYRR Brooklyn Half,” The NYRR posted on Facebook. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and those close to him.”

The 2014 Brooklyn Half is expected to attracted approximately 25,000 runners—the most in the event’s history. The race went through “the heart of Brooklyn, from the rolling hills of Prospect Park through Grand Army Plaza, through a myriad of historical communities, to a one-of-a-kind finish on the world-famous Coney Island boardwalk,” the NYRR website states.

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