Runner collapses and dies after half marathon

A man has died today after collapsing at the finishing line of the Reading Half Marathon.

The unnamed runner, who's in his late 30s, crossed the line at the Madejski Stadium and was immediately taken to hospita but doctors were unable to resuscitate him.

He was pronounced dead this afternoon, organisers of the race said.

A statement they said: "This is deeply upsetting and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this distressing time."


Runner dies after half marathon

The Reading Half Marathon takes place in Reading today - Sunday 1st April 2012.