A man has died after collapsing during the closing stages of Sunday’s London Marathon.
The unnamed individual, aged 36 and from south-east England, collapsed after the 23rd mile of the 26.2-mile course on Sunday and was taken to hospital for further treatment.
However, organisers of the TCS London Marathon confirmed that the man had later died following his arrival at hospital.
A statement from organisers issued on Monday read: “A 36-year-old man from south east England collapsed between mile 23 and mile 24 and, although he received immediate medical treatment and an ambulance was on the scene within three minutes, he died later in hospital.”
It added: “Everyone involved in the organisation of the London Marathon would like to express sincere condolences to his family and friends.
“The family has requested privacy and no further details will be released in accordance with their wishes.
“The cause of death will be established later through medical examination.”