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Swansea Half Marathon runner dies before the finish line

Runner dies after ‘collapsing’ during half marathon race in Swansea

  • More than 5,000 people took part in the Swansea Half Marathon on Sunday 
  • Cause of death of runner is not yet known but organisers are investigating
  • Death comes months after two died during Cardiff Half Marathon in Autumn 

A runner died after ‘collapsing’ at the Swansea Half Marathon on Sunday.

The race organisers said in a statement: ‘We are working closely with all emergency services into the circumstances of the incident.

‘Our deepest condolences go to their family and friends at this time.’ 

The runner’s cause of death is not yet known. 

More than 5,000 people took part in the Swansea Half Marathon on Sunday as well as the associated wheelchair race, family dash and 2km fun run.

A runner died after collapsing during the Swansea Half Marathon, pictured, on Sunday afternoon

The course started from the Brangwyn Hall, taking in the sights of Mumbles, before returning towards SA1 and crossing the finishing line near Museum Green.

One participant, Alan Whiffin, tweeted: ‘Swansea half marathon done today in 2 hr 18 – really enjoyed it, but just found out the devastating news that a fellow runner collapsed and died during the race. Such a tragedy for someone so fit and healthy. RIP.’

Another said: ‘Just heard that someone died during the Swansea Half marathon. Sad news. Never expect that when setting off. Condolences to family and friends.’

The death comes some months after two runners died last autumn during the Cardiff Half Marathon, WalesOnline reported. 


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