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03 Nov 2008 17:45
Athletics South Africa (ASA) on Monday confirmed the death of a sixty-year-old man at the Nedbank Soweto Marathon on Sunday.
The deceased suffered from heart complications at the 32km mark.
Paramedics spent more than an hour trying to resuscitate him and he was taken to Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital by ambulance, where he was declared dead on arrival.
ASA offered their condolences to the family of the deceased.
“ASA is saddened by this untimely death and would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the entire athletics family to convey its heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased. We also thank the paramedics and all the other people who lent their support to assist the situation,” said ASA president, Leonard Chuene.—Sapa
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