Horror as London Marathon 2022 runner, 36, dies after collapsing just two miles from end of race | The Sun

A RUNNER has sadly died after collapsing while taking part in the London Marathon.

The 36-year-old man was between mile 23 and 24 when the horror unfolded.

An ambulance was raced to the scene within three minutes and he was rushed to hospital.

Sadly the runner, from South East England, couldn't be saved and died shortly after.

London Marathon organisers confirmed a post mortem will be carried out to establish a cause of death.

A statement said: "With deep sadness, we confirm the death of a participant in the 2022 TCS London Marathon.

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"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."

Stunned runners who passed the man as medics frantically tried to save him have expressed their condolences.

One said: "This is so incredibly sad. Had been praying that this wouldn’t have been the outcome.

"Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time and to the medical personnel who tried so desperately to help him. xx".

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Another wrote: "Was so hoping he would make it – the response was so fast. How deeply upsetting for his family and friends and the heroes who tried to save him".

While one said: "Saw him being given cpr, I thought then it didn’t look good. Rip young fella."

The tragedy came as around 40,000 runners tackled the gruelling 26.2 mile journey from Greenwich Park to The Mall on Sunday.

The men's race was won by Amos Kipruto in a time of 2 hours, four minutes and 39 seconds.

Yalemzerf Yehualaw crossed the finish line first for the women, while the wheelchair races were won by Marcel Hug and Catherine Debrunner.

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