A 40-year-old man has tragically died after collapsing at Great Manchester Run

Unbelievably sad news today.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 27th May 2024

A man has sadly died after he collapsed during the Great Manchester Run.

The 40-year-old was rushed to hospital for medical treatment but passed away a short time later.

He had been taking past in the huge running event, which draws tens of thousands of runners to the city centre to take on either a 10km race or a half marathon.

The man’s identity has not yet been released but the Great Run Company, which organises the Great Manchester Run, said that his family have been informed.

They also offered their ‘heartfelt condolences’ to his loved ones.


In a statement released today, The Great Run Company said: “It is with deep sadness that The Great Run Company confirms the death of a participant in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 26, 2024.

“A 40-year-old man collapsed during the event, received immediate medical treatment, and later died in hospital. His next of kin have been informed.


“The entire team involved in organising the Great Manchester Run extends their heartfelt condolences to the participant’s family and friends.

“In respecting the privacy of the family, no further details will be released.

“The cause of death will be determined in due course, pending medical examination.”

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