There was huge shock during this mornings Dublin half marathon as one of the runners collapsed and died during the race in the Phoenix Park.
The Dublin marathon facebook page published a statement around 2:30pm explaining how the runner had reached the half way mark before collapsing. He was transferred to a St. John’s Ambulance but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. There has been no more details on the runner.
The organisers of the Airtricity Dublin Race Series regret to confirm the collapse and subsequent death of a male participant in today’s Half Marathon.
The runner collapsed at around the eleven mile mark, and was aided by fellow runners and was attended to by the St. John’s Ambulance medical crew on site. He was then transferred by ambulance to hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and would ask that the family’s privacy is respected at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased runner.