Man, 40, dies after collapsing during Great Manchester Run

Thousands took part in the run yesterday
-Credit: (Image: Sean Hansford | Manchester Evening News)


A participant has tragically lost his life after collapsing during the Great Manchester Run. The 40 year old runner, who was taking part in the half marathon on Sunday, collapsed and was later pronounced dead at the hospital, reports the BBC. The event organisers confirmed that he received medical attention but unfortunately passed away later in the hospital.

The Great Run Company expressed their 'heartfelt condolences to the man's family and friends'. Further details about the man have not been disclosed yet, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The AJ Bell Great Manchester Run saw tens of thousands of participants, including one of Europe's largest 10km races, a half marathon, and a wheelchair event. Thousands of spectators lined the streets to support the runners.

Several well-known personalities also participated in the race, including TV celebrities Daniel Jillings, Danny Miller, and Elle Mulvaney, along with mayor Andy Burnham and council leader Bev Craig. The event took place prior to the Manchester City victory parade in the city centre.

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