Runner Dies in Brooklyn Half Marathon

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U.S.|A runner died successful the Brooklyn Half Marathon, wherever organizers had warned of vigor concerns.

Matthew Haag

May 21, 2022, 11:57 a.m. ET

May 21, 2022, 11:57 a.m. ET

Runners successful  the Brooklyn Half Marathon raced done  Prospect Park connected  Saturday morning.
Credit...Anna Watts for The New York Times

A runner successful the RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon died connected Saturday morning, and 5 different radical were taken to a hospital, the Fire Department said, arsenic perchance record-setting lukewarm upwind rolled into New York City.

Three of the hospitalized patients were successful superior condition, though their injuries were not considered life-threatening, portion the 2 others had insignificant injuries, the section said.

A spokesperson said it was unclear whether warming temperatures had played a relation successful the runner’s decease oregon the different people’s injuries. Organizers of the contention had warned participants of imaginable vigor concerns.

The runner, a 30-year-old man, collapsed soon earlier 9 a.m. connected Ocean Parkway astatine Brighton Beach Avenue, adjacent the decorativeness enactment for the race, a New York Police Department spokeswoman said. The antheral was taken to Coney Island Hospital, wherever helium was pronounced dead, she said.

His decease is the archetypal of a subordinate successful the fractional marathon since 2014, erstwhile a 31-year-old runner collapsed aft crossing the decorativeness line. The people of the 13.1-mile contention starts successful Prospect Park and ends successful Coney Island.

Temperatures were successful the debased 60s erstwhile the fractional marathon started astatine 7 a.m. connected Saturday, and had risen to the debased 70s by 11 a.m., erstwhile the Fire Department reported the decease and injuries.

Temperatures were expected to ascent passim the afternoon, perchance peaking astatine 93 degrees successful Central Park, which would necktie the grounds precocious for the day, according to the National Weather Service.

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