A man has died after taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon 1 week ago

A man has died after taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon

Sad news.

It has been confirmed that a man has died after running the Cardiff half marathon.

The organisers of the event said that the runner was seen by a medical emergency team on the course then taken to University Hospital of Wales where he died.

Chief executive of Run 4 Wales, Matt Newman, said:

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the runner who tragically passed away after taking part at the event."

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"The emergency services reacted to this terrible situation with great speed and professionalism. Everyone connected with the race is devastated."

A record number of 27,500 runners were taking part in the 13.1 mile course around the Welsh capital today.

Matt Jukes, chief constable of South Wales Police, tweeted:

"Terribly sad news. My thoughts are with all those affected."

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who passed away.