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Spanish runner suffers a stroke at half-marathon commemorating his uncle


The 2022 Dulce Half Marathon was the scene of tragedy for one household within the city of Benavides de Órbigo, Spain on Might 22. The race marked the beginning of a celebration of life for Toño Guerra, one of many race organizers, who died final yr; Guerra’s nephew Javier, who was working the half-marathon, suffered a stroke 100m from the end line and died on the scene.

In response to Spanish information Diario De Leon, Javier was rounding the ultimate flip of the race when he misplaced management of his physique and collapsed to the pavement. His collapse triggered an alarm, and race officers handled the 24-year-old. After a number of makes an attempt at cardiopulmonary resuscitation, he was moved to a medical helicopter and rushed to a hospital within the close by metropolis of León, half-hour away.

The stage on the Dulce Half Marathon in Benavides de Órbigo, Spain.

It was later reported that he died whereas he was being handled on the course, the trigger recognized as a stroke.

After the tragedy, race officers suspended the rest of the race and awards ceremony in reminiscence of Javier and his uncle Toño. Solely 91 runners completed the half marathon, as the outcomes point out the course closed down across the 2:10 mark.


Sasith Mawan
Sasith Mawan
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