According to the fire department and race officials, a 30-year-old man running the Brooklyn Half Marathon died after crossing the finish line Saturday morning.
According to authorities, the runner was transported to Coney Island Hospital after collapsing from a heart attack near the boardwalk finish line about 9 a.m.
“We are very grieved by the death of a 2022 RBC Brooklyn Half participant. Our hearts go out to the runner’s family and everyone close to them “In a statement, the New York Road Runners said
The NYRR spokeswoman stated that medical personnel were on hand at the race’s start and finish lines to help as needed.
The city’s fire department said 17 runners reported varying injuries during the course of the race, 16 of which were transported to the hospital for treatment. Twelve of those runners were said to have minor or non-life-threatening injuries, the FDNY said.
Saturday’s death was the first for the Brooklyn race in eight years. In 2014, a 31-year-old runner died near the end of the half marathon after collapsing.