Runner Dies at Montreal Marathon
16 hospitalized on Sunday
A 34-year-old woman from the United States suffered cardiac arrest during Sunday’s Rock ’n’ Roll Montreal Oasis Marathon, CBC reported. The woman collapsed near the five-mile mark of the half marathon course. Paramedics performed CPR and transported her to a nearby hospital but were unable to revive her.
Dr. François de Champlain, medical director for the race, confirmed the death with Outside on Monday.
“As fellow runners, we are deeply saddened by this tragic situation and wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to the participant’s loved ones,” de Champlain said.
A representative of the host organization, Competitor Group, said that the two cardiac incidents had no correlation but declined further comment.
In 2011, a man in his 30s died in the hospital after suffering a heart attack at the end of the race, as reported by the CBC.
Sixteen of the 35,000 participants were hospitalized during Sunday’s race, according to the AP.