Singapore: Caucasian runner dies during Standard Chartered Marathon

The half-marathon race is part of annual international marathon race and is held on the first Sunday of December

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A 29-year-old man was rushed to the hospital on Sunday after he collapsed during this year's Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore where doctors pronounced him dead. The Caucasian man was one of the 46,000 people who took part in the marathon, however, his identity is not yet revealed.

It is reported that the family members of the deceased, who was from Hong Kong, have been informed. "We are working with all the stakeholders with regards to that but our main priority and focus is on the family, and we are working with them to see how they can be fully supported, doing everything we can possibly do," said race organiser Ironman Asia's managing director Geoff Meyer, according to The Straits Times.

Meyer also said that the man collapsed 1km away from the finish line at the Padang and was immediately attended by the medic at the spot and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.

The 21.1km half-marathon race, which needs a lot of stamina and a serious level of training, is part of annual international marathon race and is held on the first Sunday of December. In 2011, Malcolm Sng Wei Ren, a 22-year-old Singaporean, died after he collapsed at the finishing line at the Padang. It was later revealed that he suffered acute coronary insufficiency that was undetected before. In 2013, Goh Kai Lin, a 25-year-old engineer, collapsed before finishing the 10km Nike We Run and passed away in the hospital on the same day.