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Woman dies in Scottish Borders cross country race

A runner has died while competing in a gruelling night time race held in the Scottish Borders.

The woman, 48, was participating in the Mighty Deerstalker event on Saturday - where competitors tackle off-road terrain while wearing head torches.

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Deerstalker-death woman is named locally

The deerstalker event. Credit: ITV Border

A woman who died during a cross-country run in Innerleithen on Saturday, 11 March, has been named locally as Heather Foggo.

The mother of two, from Morpeth in Northumberland, collapsed a mile into the Mighty Deerstalker event.

Organisers say this has been the first major incident in the 11 years the run has been taking place.

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