The charity donation page of a runner who died during the Brighton Marathon has passed £23,000.
The page belonging to Sam Harper Brighouse has seen increased activity since he died of a suspected cardicac arrest around the 16 mile mark.
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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.
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.
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:
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 justgiving.com 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."
A man who died while running the Brighton Marathon has been named locally as Sam Harper Brighouse.
Twenty-three-year-old Mr Harper Brighouse was from London
A spokesman for the Royal Sussex County Hospital said the man died at 2.30pm.
England cricketer Matt Prior had officially started today's race, the fourth Brighton marathon, in Preston Park at 9am.
Organisers said 9,315 competitors were taking part.
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.