Runner Dies In Birmingham Run

A runner taking part in the Great Birmingham Run has died. A record 18,000 people took part in the race on Sunday (21 October) which started at 10.10am.

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Family of half marathon victim to run race next year in his memory

Kevin Paterson was 36, he collapsed and died after finishing the race Credit: Family photo

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 was a married man who lived locally to Birmingham Credit: Family photo


Runner "felt unwell as he crossed finish line"

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.


Runner dies in Great Birmingham Run

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:

"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."

– Bupa Great Run
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