Runner dies after collapsing at Half Marathon finish line

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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. He was picked up by an ambulance at 9:09 am and taken to Coney Island Hospital, fire officials said. He passed at the hospital, according to the fire department.

“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, according to FDNY.

Updated 3:47 pm, May 21, 2014
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Reasonable discourse

T-Bone from DoBro says:
This paper really has no class.
May 20, 2014, 2:58 pm
Pat from ny says:
Take down that photo, you fools.
May 20, 2014, 9:14 pm
Kate from Colorado says:
Will you please take down this picture, this is my friend and this photo is disturbing a large number of people searching for information on what happened to him at the race. Please.
May 21, 2014, 8:06 pm
Fred from Red Hook says:
I don't see anything wrong with the photo. It happened in a public place, the individual is not identified.
May 22, 2014, 11:32 am
Kate says:
Fred, his friends and family disagree with you. Sure technically he's not identified but many of us wish we could "unsee" this photo. How about some compassion and or integrity.
May 23, 2014, 11 pm
PK says:
Absolutely agree. Please take down the photo, it is completely unnecessary.
May 27, 2014, 4:34 pm
kimberly from Brooklyn says:
His job killed him. RIP JM
May 28, 2014, 7:06 pm

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