Man dies after collapsing at Fleet half marathon

The Fleet half-marathon a couple of years ago Credit: ITV News Meridian

A man has died after he collapsed while competing in a half-marathon running race.

The competitor, believed to be aged in his 40s, fell ill towards the end of the Brooks Fleet Pre-London Half Marathon in Hampshire yesterday.

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said that it sent two ambulances to the incident and the man, who was from Fleet, was taken to Frimley Park Hospital.

Race director Penny Abbott, of half-marathon organisers Fleet and Crookham Athletic Club, told the getHampshire website: "We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and our immediate concern is for the family."

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