A runner has lost his life after the Cardiff Half Marathon, organisers have said.
“Run 4 Wales” stated that the runner was seen by a medical emergency team on the course then taken to University Hospital of Wales where they died. The organisers of the Run 4 Wales claimed that everyone connected with the race was “devastated” and a full review would be carried out.
Further details about the person’s identity have been not revealed, with more statements to be made “in due course”.
Run 4 Wales CEO Matt Newman said: “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the runner who tragically passed away after taking part at the event.
“The emergency services reacted to this terrible situation with great speed and professionalism. Everyone connected with the race is devastated.”
Matt Jukes, the chief constable of South Wales Police, tweeted: “Terribly sad news. My thoughts are with all those affected”
In 2018 Ben McDonald, 25, from Cardiff, and Dean Fletcher, 32, from Exeter, went into cardiac arrest and died after crossing the finishing line at the half marathon within three minutes of each other.
Their death had been claimed as natural, no further investigation took place.
A record 27,500 runners enrolled to claim their presence in the 2019 event.
“Run 4 Wales” are the team behind some of Wales’ largest mass participation events, including the Cardiff Half Marathon, VELOTHON Wales, Newport Wales Marathon, Cardiff Bay Run, Barry Island 10K & Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival.