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.
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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.”