Runner dies at Brooklyn Half Marathon finish line

By: QuotesDp

One runner died Saturday morning after finishing the Brooklyn Half Marathon, authorities said.

The 30-year-old man, who was not identified, possibly suffered cardiac arrest around 9 a.m. and was taken to Coney Island Hospital

The runner collapsed after finishing the race, according to the New York Road Runners club which held the event.

The FDNY said 16 people were taken to the hospital including the man who died and four others with serious injuries.

The race, which took the 22,000 runners from the Brooklyn Museum through Prospect Park to the Coney Island boardwalk, was held under unseasonably warm conditions.

The temperature at 9 a.m. at Coney Island was already 70 degrees with 83% humidity, according to Fox Weather.

A participant also died at the race in 2014.

John Peterson, 26, said he has run the Brooklyn Half Marathon multiple times, but Saturday’s was the hottest and most grueling one he had experienced.

Celebrities including NBC’s “Today” weatherman Al Roker, “Good Morning America” anchor T.J. Holmes and “Bachelorette” alum Zac Clark were expected to participate.

The event was held in person for the first time since the pandemic started.