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Brooklyn Half Marathon runner ‘dies after collapsing at finish line’ as competitors race in 76F heat

A RUNNER has reportedly died after running a half marathon in New York City as competitors raced in 76-degree heat.

Seven people have been injured at the event so far, the New York City Fire Department confirmed to The Sun.

A runner reportedly died in the Brooklyn half marathon

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A runner reportedly died in the Brooklyn half marathonPhoto credit: Zuma Press
Six other runners were injured and taken to the hospital

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Six other runners were injured and taken to the hospitalPhoto credit: Zuma Press

A journalist said on Twitter that the runner collapsed at the finish.

“Runner dies after collapsing at finish line during @nyrr Brooklyn Half, @FDNY said,” posted Myles Miller.

“The second runner to die during the race since 2014.”

The cause of the runner’s death is still unclear.

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At least seven runners are being treated for various injuries, according to the fire service.

Three people had life-threatening injuries, while three others were in stable condition, officials said.

All six were taken to the hospital.

The late runner was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the NYFD said.

This race was with the non-profit organization New York Road Runners.

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