Londoner dies in marathon

A Londoner who died while running the Brighton Marathon has been named locally as Sam Harper Brighouse.

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Charity donations keep coming after marathon tragedy

The charity donation page of a marathon runner who died during the race continues to make a large amount of money.

Sam Harper Brighouse collapsed during the Brighton Marathon, of a suspected cardiac arrest near the 16 mile mark.

Sam Harper Brighouse is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest during the Brighton marathon. Credit: Just

He had been running the 26-mile course to raise money for Arms Around the Child, which helps children in India and Africa who have been affected by HIV.

Charity 'deeply distressed' at news of Sam's death

The charity that Sam Harper Brighouse was fundraising for has pledged to use the money from his JustGiving page for a special project in his memory.

In a statement, they said:

“All at Arms Around the Child are deeply distressed by the news that Sam Harper Brighouse from London, running in support of our charity, died after collapsing at the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 14th April 2013.

"We are liaising with his parents to use the money raised through his JustGiving page for a specific project in his memory. We know that Sam was delighted that he had reached his fundraising target and was helping to make a difference to the lives of the children looked after by Arms Around The Child in India and South Africa.”


Donations pour in for marathon runner's charity

Sam Harper Brighouse is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest during the Brighton marathon. Credit: Facebook

Hundreds of people have made donations to the fundraising page of a young Londoner who died after collapsing during a marathon.

Sam Harper Brighouse is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest at about the 16-mile mark of the Brighton Marathon yesterday.

Donations have since been flooding in to his page - with the total now well above £5,000. He'd originally aimed to raise just £500.

His site states that he had embarked on the challenge to raise money for the Arms Around The Child charity which supports Aids orphans.

He wrote: "I'm running, jogging, crawling the brighton marathon for Arms Around The Child (UK) (formerly KCA UK) because I am want to raise money for a good cause."

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Runner believed to have had heart attack

He is thought to have had a cardiac arrest around the 16-mile mark of the course.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "A 23-year-old man has sadly died after suffering a medical episode whilst competing in the Brighton marathon this morning.

"Emergency services were called to Grand Avenue in Hove at around 11.45am where it is believed the London man suffered a cardiac arrest.

He was treated at the scene by medical staff, including doctors and paramedics, along with an off-duty police officer, before being taken to hospital."

The man's family has been informed of his death.

A spokesman for organisers of the marathon said: "It is with regret that we can confirm that a competitor collapsed and later died competing in the Brighton Marathon this morning.


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