Runner Dies During Barcelona Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 18, 2013
  • Updated Mar. 18, 2013 at 2:24 PM UTC
A runner at the Barcelona Marathon died on Sunday. Photo:

47-year-old passed away after arriving at the hospital.

A few days after an Israeli soldier died in the Tel Aviv Half Marathon, another runner passed away during the Barcelona Marathon.

The Associated Press reports that a 47-year-old man had a heart attack during Sunday’s race. He was taken to the hospital and died shortly after arriving.

Gezahgne Abrera and Lemelen Berha, both Ethiopians, won the men’s and women’s titles.

From: Associated Press


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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