Clevedon man dies at Bristol Half Marathon

A CLEVEDON man died while taking part in the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday.

The 33-year-old collapsed during the 13-mile run through the city but could not be revived.

He collapsed at 11.10am, next to a St John Ambulance post outside the Hippodrome theatre.

A passer-by commenced CPR before St John Ambulance staff took over. Despite their efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem was due to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

The Bristol Half Marathon has been held in the city for 23 years and this was the first fatality in its history.

A statement from the race organisers, Bristol City Council, said: “Bristol City Council are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic incident.

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“The emergency services have been involved at every step and will, in partnership with the city council, be carrying out a full investigation.”