Man dies after half-marathon collapse
A man in his forties has died after collapsing while taking part in a half marathon in Dublin’s Phoenix Park today.
The runner collapsed at the 11-mile mark of the race near the Islandbridge entrance to the park shortly after 11am.
Fellow participants came to his aid before a St John’s Ambulance medical crew transferred him to hospital.
He was pronounced dead a short time later.
The organisers of the Airtricity Dublin Race Series issued a statement this afternoon expressing its condolences to the friends and family of the dead man and asking that their privacy be respected.