One Dead, 15 Injured at Brooklyn Marathon | Athletic Business

One Dead, 15 Injured at Brooklyn Marathon

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One man is dead and 15 others were injured at a marathon in Brooklyn, N.Y., over the weekend. 

According to CNN, a 32-year-old runner died after finishing a half marathon at the event. The runner was found unconscious, lying on the pavement after crossing the finish line just before 9 a.m. 

The man immediately received medical attention from medical staff before being transported to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:44 a.m. 

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of a participant following the 2022 RBC Brooklyn Half," the NYRR said in a statement. "Our thoughts and sympathies are with the runner's family and those close to them."

      An additional 15 individuals were transported to local hospitals from the race, the New York Fire Department told CNN. At least four were in serious condition, the FDNY said.

      Heat is not believed to have been an issue, as temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the high 70s during the race. 

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