Man dies after running London Marathon

A 42-year-old man dies after completing the London Marathon, organisers have confirmed.

A 42-year-old man has died after completing the London Marathon, organisers have confirmed.

In a statement Virgin Money said: "It is with regret that we have learnt of the death of a competitor in the Virgin Money London Marathon.

"A 42-year-old man collapsed after the finish line and although immediate medical attention was provided to the casualty, the fatality was confirmed on his arrival at hospital.

"The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased."

Wilson Kipsang from Kenya won the event in a new course record, while double Olympic champion Mo Farah finished eighth in his first competitive marathon.

Mo Farah celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 10000 metres final at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow on August 10, 2013
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