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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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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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