34th London Marathon contender,42, dies after collapsing at finish line

A 42-year-old London Marathon contender has died after a man has died after completing the race and collapsing at the finish line.

According to the event’s organisers, the male runner had received immediate medical attention when he completed Sunday’s marathon. It is believed that the unidentified deceased person had collapsed at the finish line and died shortly later at the hospital.

The race director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, Hugh Brasher has said after the incident: “We did very unfortunately have one death of a runner, who had finished and our thoughts are very much with the friends and family of that runner

“Overall it was a fantastic day, but it always is tinged with a little bit of sadness when something like that happens.”

Meanwhile, a female competitor from Sierra Leone who finished the woman’s race in 20th place has also gone missing.

After the incident, the Scotland Yard has said that Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, had been due to fly home later on Monday but did not return to her temporary accommodation after end of the marathon.

In the 34th London Marathon on Sunday, around 36,000 individuals had taken part in it.

However, the tragic death is the first during the event since 2012 when hairdresser Claire Squires, 30, from North Kilworth, Leicestershire, collapsed a mile from the finish line and died later from cardiac failure.

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