In the last line a runner collapsed and died Brooklyn Half Marathon Saturday morning, according to media reports.
At least 15 participants in the popular half marathon race were taken to a local hospital, five of whom were considered “in critical condition.” New York City Fire Department Freed from People Saturday afternoon.
Sadly, a man – identified as a man in his 30s – was pronounced dead Connie Island Hospital In later days, according to the race organizers. People Identified Runner as a 30-year-old man; Later Saturday, CNN One of the dead participants was reported to be a 32-year-old man. The exact cause of death for the late Runner has not yet been determined.
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Organizes competitions New York Road RunnersWhich is “a non-profit dedicated to raising money for charity with its nations,” according to People. The Brooklyn Half Marathon tracks more than 13 miles through the borough from Prospect Park to Connie Island.
Trina SingianA NYRR spokesman issued a statement to the media about the tragedy, saying (below):
“We are deeply saddened by the death of a participant following 2022 RBC Brooklyn Huff. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Runner’s family and their loved ones. The health and safety of our runners, volunteers, partners and staff is NYRR’s highest priority. Through coordination and consultation with city agency partners and meteorologists, NYRR has been closely monitoring the weather conditions during and after the race. “
The dead runner was “immediately present with on-site medical staff” after the crash, according to media reports from the nonprofit organization that oversees the race. The bomber struck shortly after 9 a.m. local time in New York City CNN. That outlet reports that the runner collapsed and was found lying unconscious on the sidewalk after finishing the race.
During the race, temperatures in New York City were close to the 60’s and 70’s, rising as the day progressed. In the afternoon, as temperatures rose for this time of year, the altitude reached 90 degrees during the day, hours after the runner died. The Air Pollution Alert has listed the borough as “moderate” air quality throughout the day According to National Weather ServiceThe relative humidity in the area during the race was about 96%.
There’s more to the horrible tragedy here, than Eyewitness News ABC7NY (Below):
What a waste.
We send our condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of that runner at this terrible time.
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