Runner has died after collapsing at London Marathon

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A 29-year-old man has died after collapsing while running the London Marathon on Sunday, organizers announced on Monday.
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Runners pass the Tower of London during the 2018 London Marathon in central London on April 22, 2018. 

A 29-year-old man has died after collapsing while running the London Marathon on Sunday, organizers announced on Monday.

"With deep sadness, we confirm the death of a participant in the 2018 London Marathon," a statement announced.

Matt Campbell, a professional chef from the Lake District, collapsed at the 36-kilometer mark and, although he received immediate medical treatment on the scene from race doctors, he died later in hospital.

The statement said that Campbell was a well-known chef and was running for The Brathay Trust and in memory of his father, Martin, who died in the summer of 2016.

It said that Campbell was a "keen marathon runner" and had earlier this month completed the Manchester Marathon under three hours.


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