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Man collapses 300m shy from the finish line near Sydney Opera House during half marathon race

Man collapses outside the Sydney Opera House just 300metres from the finish line while competing in a half-marathon

  • A man has collapsed just shy of the finish line during a half marathon in Sydney
  • He was racing in the Sydney half marathon on Sunday when he fell unresponsive
  • He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to St Vincent’s Hospital

A man has collapsed just shy of the finish line during a half marathon in Sydney. 

He was racing in the Blackmores Sydney half marathon on Sunday when he fell unresponsive out the front of the Opera House.

He was only 300 metres from finishing the race. 

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, a NSW Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed. 

A man has collapsed just shy of the finish line during a half marathon in Sydney

'There was a medical episode and CPR was performed at the scene before he was taken to hospital,' the spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia

‘There was a medical episode and CPR was performed at the scene before he was taken to hospital,’ the spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia

‘There was a medical episode and CPR was performed at the scene before he was taken to hospital,’ the spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia. 

Thousands of people this morning arrived in Milsons Point to take part in the half marathon, where they ran across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Opera House to raise money for charity. 

Drink stations were provided at selected stopping points offering participants electrolytes, and a water stand was set up just past the finish line. 

The man’s condition is not yet known. 

More to come.  

Thousands of people this morning arrived in Milsons Point to take part in the half marathon, where they ran across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Opera House to raise money for charity

Thousands of people this morning arrived in Milsons Point to take part in the half marathon, where they ran across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Opera House to raise money for charity

He was racing in the Blackmores Sydney half marathon on Sunday when he fell unresponsive out the front of the Opera House

He was racing in the Blackmores Sydney half marathon on Sunday when he fell unresponsive out the front of the Opera House



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