16:06 15 April 2013
Following the tragic death of a runner competing in the Brighton Marathonon Sunday, 14th April, the individual has been named as Sam Harper Brighouse, it has emerged. The man is thought to have died following a possible cardiac arrest.
The 23-year-old graduate, from London, reportedly fell to the floor when he was a few miles into the second leg of the race. He was treated by the emergency services in an area in Hove. The runner was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A spokesperson from Sussex Police said: “A 23-year-old man has sadly died after suffering a medical episode whilst competing in the Brighton marathon this morning.
“Emergency services were called to Grand Avenue in Hove at around 11.45am where it is believed the London man suffered a cardiac arrest.”
Adding: “He was treated at the scene by medical staff, including doctors and paramedics, along with an off-duty police officer, before being taken by ambulance to hospital, where he underwent surgery but sadly he couldn't be saved and died a short time later.”
Sam was competing in the event to raise funds for a charity that assists children in Africa and India who are affected by aids.
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