Runner dies while taking part in Shakespeare Marathon - The Leamington Observer

Runner dies while taking part in Shakespeare Marathon

Leamington Editorial 22nd Apr, 2024   0

A RUNNER died while taking part in the Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon at the weekend.

The competitor was taking part in the race on Sunday April 21 when an air ambulance had to be called but paramedics were unable to save him.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Air Ambulance said: “We were called at 10.42am on Sunday to a medical emergency nearby to Stratford Lock, Mill Lane, in Stratford.

“Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

“Upon arrival, we found a man in a critical condition being cared for by on-site medics. Ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support to him but unfortunately, despite their best efforts nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”

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