Pledges flood in for dead runner

Donations are flooding into the fundraising page of a 23-year-old man who died after collapsing during the Brighton Marathon.

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Verdict of 'misadventure' after death of runner

A Brighton marathon runner died following a reaction to sports supplements and ibuprofen, according to a coroner.

Sam Harper Brighouse, who was 23-years-old, collapsed around 16 miles into the run in April. The coroner recorded a verdict of misadventure.

The runner was originally believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest.

Sam was running the marathon to raise money for the Arms Around The Child charity which supports Aids orphans. Donations are still being made and have now reached over £33,000.

Dead runner's sponsorship tops £18,000

Donations on the fundraising page of a 23-year-old man who died after collapsing during the Brighton Marathon have reached £18,000.

Sam Harper Brighouse, from London, is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest at about the 16-mile mark of the marathon on Sunday.

More than 1,300 people have now made donations to his justgiving.com page - far exceeding its fundraising target of £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.

You can visit his page here.

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Dead runner's donations now top £14,000

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

Donations are flooding into the fundraising page of a 23-year-old man who died after collapsing during the Brighton Marathon.

Sam Harper Brighouse, from London, is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest at about the 16-mile mark of the marathon on Sunday.

More than 1,000 people have now made donations to his justgiving.com page with the total more than £14,000 - far exceeding fundraising target of £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."

You can visit his page here.

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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 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."

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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.”

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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.