A runner died at the time Brooklyn Half Marathon The finish line, and 16 people were brought to the area hospital, five suffered serious injuries.
The 30-year-old man collapsed after crossing the finish line. He was pronounced dead at Connie Island Hospital. According to the NYPD, he may have a heart attack.
This year, the competition took place amidst unseasonably hot temperatures. New York Post It is known that the temperature at Connie Island at 9 am is already 60 degrees. Humidity was 63 percent.
“Perhaps an organizer or health official should have said that,” a police officer told the outlet.
The race saw 22,000 people traveling from the Brooklyn Museum to Connie Island Boardwalk. This is the first time the show has been run in person since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic.
“The health and safety of our runners, volunteers, partners and staff is a top priority for NYRR. In coordination and consultation with city agency partners and meteorologists, NYRR has been closely monitoring the weather conditions up to and during the race. ” New York Road Runners Said in a statement.
I saw it happen and it was incredibly sad, my prayers are with her family
– Miles Miller (6 MilesMil) May 21, 2022