The family of the man who died after completing the Birmingham half marathon say they'd like other people to compete in the race next year in his memory.
36 year old Kevin Paterson collapsed as he crossed the finish line eight days ago. Thousands of pounds have already been donated to the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young in his memory.
The family of a runner who died after the Great Birmingham Run hopes to run the same race next year in his memory.
Kevin Paterson was 36-years-old and an experienced runner, but he collapsed after crossing the finish line of the half marathon on October 21st.
Kevin Paterson, 36, who died after completing the Half Marathon in Birmingham yesterday was a "regular runner and an enthusiastic sports fan who had trained for the event".
The organisers of the 13.1 mile Bupa Great Birmingham Run said in a statement that he lived locally and was married without children.
The organisers of the Birmingham Half Marathon say Kevin Paterson who died after completing the race felt unwell as he crossed the finish line.
He went to seek help from a medical team at the finish line when he collapsed.
He was transferred to Birmingham City Hospital but despite the best efforts of medical experts was pronounced dead.
A post-mortem examination will take place to determine Mr Paterson's cause of death.
The organisers of the Birmingham Half Marathon, Nova International have named the runner who died in the run yesterday as Kevin Paterson.
In a statement the organisers said the 36-year-old died after completing the event yesterday.
As he crossed the finish line he went to seek medical help as he reported feeling unwell.
Kevin Paterson,36, has been named as the runner who died in Birmingham Half Marathon yesterday.
A runner taking part in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run has died.
The runner has not been identified and the organisers would not give any further details until next of kin is informed.
A statement from the organisers of the BUPA Great Birmingham Run said:
– Bupa Great Run
"We are sad to inform you that an individual has lost their life today at the Great Birmingham Run.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the person concerned. Please understand we must ensure that the next of kin are informed before any further comment is made."
A runner has died taking part in the Birmingham Half Marathon today.
More details to follow