Man dies after collapsing during Great Manchester Run

27 May 2024, 12:32 | Updated: 27 May 2024, 15:13

A runner has died after collapsing during the Great Manchester Run.

The 40-year-old received immediate medical treatment during the half marathon on Sunday but later died in hospital, the Great Run Company has said in a statement.

The runner, who has not been named, was one of around 25,000 people who took part in the event in Manchester.

The Great Run Company has said his cause of death will be determined "in due course" following a medical examination.

They added his family has been informed.

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The company, which has not provided further details, confirmed the man's death with "great sadness".

It added in a statement: "The entire team involved in organising the Great Manchester Run extends their heartfelt condolences to the participant's family and friends."