London Marathon 2012

The 2012 London Marathon will get underway tomorrow. Celebrities including chef Gordon Ramsay and singer Will Young will take part in the 26.2 mile race.

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Woman collapsed and died on final stretch of marathon

A 30-year-old woman collapsed and died while running in the London Marathon.

She collapsed at Birdcage Walk, near St James' Park, on the final stretch of the 26.2 mile course, a statement on the marathon's official website confirmed.

The woman was given medical attention at the scene but died this afternoon, organisers said.

A statement from the marathon organisers reads: "We would like to emphasise that our immediate concern is for the family of the deceased. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them at this difficult time."

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