Runner 'collapses' after Glasgow race as emergency services rush to scene

The man collapsed after a 3k run at Glasgow Green.
The man collapsed after a 3k run at Glasgow Green. -Credit:Getty Images/iStockphoto

Emergency services rushed to a 3k in Glasgow after a runner 'collapsed' at the finish line.

Paramedics are said to have swarmed Glasgow Green on Friday, April 26, following the incident involving a male runner.

3k on the Green confirmed that one of its participants collapsed shortly after the finish line and was taken to hospital, where he is now recovering.

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The road race event usually takes place on the last Friday of each month.

3k on the Green wrote on social media: "Thanks to all who took part in 3k on the Green today, with over 100 entrants.

"Some of you may be aware that one of our runners collapsed shortly after the finishing line. We are pleased to say that he is now recovering in hospital.

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"We are grateful for the quick thinking and response of many of our participants who assisted at the time together with the Glasgow ambulance and paramedics who were quickly on scene.

"The incident demonstrated the value of the defibrillator at the nearby Glasgow rowing club boathouse.

"The race report and results have been delayed.

"Thank you for your patience and understanding."