A runner in Saturday’s Brooklyn Half Marathon has died after collapsing at the finish line.
The man, 31, whose name has not been released, collapsed on the Coney Island Boardwalk moments after completing the 13.1-mile course and was treated by on-site medical staff before being taken to Coney Island Hospital. He passed away at the hospital, according to the group that organized the run.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of a participant following the 2014 NYRR Brooklyn Half,” the New York Road Runners said in a statement on its Facebook page, “Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and those close to him.”
The athlete died of a heart attack, the news website DNA Info reported.