London Marathon runner dies in hospital

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A 29-year-old who participated in the London Marathon on Sunday has died in hospital after collapsing mid-race, event organizers said on Monday.

Matt Campbell, a professional chef from the Lake District, received emergency medical treatment before being rushed to hospital after falling unconscious half way through his 23rd mile.

Campbell, who completed the Manchester Marathon this month in under three hours, was running in memory of his father Martin who died two years ago.

“Everyone involved in the organisation of the London Marathon would like to express our sincere condolences to Matt’s family and friends,” organisers said in a statement here

“The exact cause of death will be established by later medical examination.”

Following the news of his death, fans from around the world took to social media to condole with his family for their loss.

Kenyan duo Eliud Kipchoge and Vivian Cheruiyot won the men’s and women’s races, recording times of 2:04.16 and 2:18.30.

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