Brooklyn Half Marathon runner dies after collapsing at finish line, 16 others hospitalized.
A runner who participated in the RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon died after collapsing at the finish line, FDNY officials said.
The 30-year-old made it to the finish line at Coney Island before going into cardiac arrest around 8:45 a.m., authorities said.
Officials confirmed 16 other runners were taken to local hospitals. Four are in serious condition, eight with non-life-threatening injuries and the other four have minor injuries, according to the FDNY.
“The health and safety of our runners, volunteers, partners, and staff remain the top priority for NYRR,” NYRR added. “In coordination and consultation with the city agency partners and weather experts, NYRR was closely monitoring weather conditions leading up to and during the race. Throughout the race, weather temperatures ranged from the low 60s to high 70s.”