36-year-old London Marathon Runner Dies Three Miles From Finish. The runner, a 36-year-old man from Southeast England, collapsed at the 23-mile mark, organizers said. Three miles from the finish line, a male runner who was taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday passed away from his injuries. A 36-year-old guy from South East England passed out 23 miles into the 26.2-mile route, according to the event’s organizers.
A 36-year-old South East England man fainted between miles 23 and 24 and passed away in the hospital despite receiving prompt medical attention and an ambulance being on the scene in under three minutes, according to the event’s organizers. They went on to say that “everyone associated in the London Marathon organization would want to extend profound condolences to his family and friends.”
The man’s identity and the reason of his death, which the organizers claimed would be determined by a medical examiner, were not disclosed.
It is with deep sadness, we confirm the death of a participant in the 2022 TCS London Marathon.
— TCS London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) October 3, 2022
They stated in the message that “the family has requested privacy and no further details will be released in accordance with their wishes.”
The Evening Standard reported that the marathon drew more than 40,000 participants. According to the outlet, this was only the third time in the race’s history that it was held in October. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was moved from its usual springtime date the past two years. Amos Kipruto of Kenya won the men’s race while Yalemzerf Yehualaw of Ethiopia took the women’s title.
Per CNN, Yehualaw, 23, became the youngest winner of the London Marathon after her victory on Sunday. She crossed the finish line in two hours, 17 minutes and 25 seconds for the third-fastest time in course history. Kipruto, the men’s race winner, finished in two hours, four minutes and 39 seconds.