Marathon runner's family 'overwhelmed' by donations

The family of a man who died after running the London Marathon said they are "overwhelmed" by the donations that have been made in his honour.

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Organisers express sadness at competitor's death

The organisers of the London Marathon have expressed their sadness at the death of a competitor following yesterday's event.

A statement from the Virgin Money London Marathon said:

It is with regret that we have learnt of the death of a competitor in the Virgin Money London Marathon.

A 42-year-old man collapsed after the finish line and although immediate medical attention was provided to the casualty, the fatality was confirmed on his arrival at hospital.

The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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