Runner dead after collapsing at St. Jude Marathon finish line - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Runner dead after collapsing at St. Jude Marathon finish line

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A female runner collapsed at the finish line and later died after running in the St. Jude Marathon Saturday.

The woman's death was the first ever in a Memphis marathon.

The half-marathon runner received immediate medical attention. She was rushed to Methodist University Hospital where she later died.
     
"We extend our deepest sympathy to her family and our hearts go out to them. We are deeply saddened that this occurred during what was otherwise an inspiring and successful event," said Rick Shadyac, Chief Executive Officer of ALSAC, St. Jude's fundraising arm.

The woman's name has not yet been released.

 

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