Masterchef contestant Matt Campbell dies after collapsing during London Marathon

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A former Masterchef contestant collapsed and died running Sunday's London Marathon, the hottest ever. He was running in memory of his father, Martin, who died in the summer of 2016.

Matt Campbell, from the Lake District, who earlier this month completed the Manchester Marathon in less than three hours, died after passing out at the 22.5 mile mark.

Matt's marathon running kit Credit: Instagram/mattsoire
Matt Campbell seen working as a professional chef Credit: Instagram/mattsoire

Matt's JustGiving page told how his dad had encouraged him to start running marathons.

Matt pictured after finishing the Manchester Marathon Credit: Instagram/mattsoire
Matt Campbell's Justgiving page Credit: JustGiving

Tributes to Matt were also paid on his JustGiving page where donations have continued to pour in.

MasterChef also paid tribute to Campbell. A spokesperson for the show said: