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Runner dies after Cardiff Half Marathon

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

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By Rod Minchin, PA

A runner has died after the Cardiff Half Marathon, organisers have said.

Run 4 Wales said the runner was seen by a medical emergency team on the course then taken to University Hospital of Wales where they died.

The organisers said everyone connected with the race was “devastated” and a full review would be carried out.

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

Chief executive Matt Newman said: “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the runner who tragically passed away after taking part at the event.

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

Matt Jukes, chief constable of South Wales Police, tweeted: “Terribly sad news. My thoughts are with all those affected.”

In 2018, Ben McDonald, 25, from Cardiff, and Dean Fletcher, 32, from Exeter, died after taking part in the race.

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