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Runner dies after Bern half-marathon

National News // May 13, 2019

A 42-year-old runner from Zurich died near the finish line of the Bern half marathon over the weekend.

pixabay Runner dies after Bern half-marathon

The man collapsed just as he was approaching the end – paramedics managed to resuscitate him, but he later died in hospital.

A statement from the race organizers says it’s thought the death was due to a preexisting medical condition.

The Bern half marathon has been run for the last 38 years. The last time there was a death during the race was in 2010.

 

Tags: marathon, death, race, bern

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