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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Donations to runner's charity increase to £50,000

More than £50,000 has been donated to a charity in honour of a runner who died after completing the London Marathon on Sunday.

Robert Berry collapsed at the end of the marathon on Sunday. Credit: JustGiving

Robert Berry's JustGiving page has seen over 4,500 donations amounting to £51,229 in the hours after his death was announced.

The 42-year-old was raising money for the National Osteoporosis Society when he collapsed and later died at St Mary's Hospital in central London.

Mr Berry, who worked in IT, had complained of breathing difficulties as he trained in the week leading up to his death.

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