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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