Runner dies at Brooklyn Half Marathon finish line

A runner died at the finish line of the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday morning, authorities said.

The 30-year-old man, who has not been identified, may have suffered cardiac arrest around 9 a.m. at the end of the race and was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD.

The race, which took 22,000 runners from the Brooklyn Museum through Prospect Park to the Coney Island boardwalk, took place in unseasonably warm conditions. According to Fox Weather, at 9 a.m. on Coney Island, the temperature was already 70 degrees with a humidity of 83%.

The event was held in person for the first time since the pandemic began.

Celebrities such as NBC’s “Today” weatherman Al Roker, “Good Morning America” ​​host TJ Holmes and “Bachelorette” graduate Zac Clark were expected to attend.

The FDNY said three people also suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional reporting by Eileen AJ Connolly Runner dies at Brooklyn Half Marathon finish line


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