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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 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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