A marathon runner suffered a heart attack and died during a Barcelona race, according to a March 17 report from the Associated Press via MSN. That sad situation is trending on Sunday.
The 47-year-old athlete passed away after the St Patrick's Day race. This happened while he was being attended to at Clinic Hospital located in the Spanish city. Since this news is just breaking, not much is known about the runner who died, but more information should become available soon and will be updated here.
By way of background, the Barcelona Marathon is one of the biggest events held in this lively European city. In fact, tens of thousands of fans lined the streets of the metropolis to watch as runners whizzed by.
Some course landmarks included Gaudi’s imposing La Pedrera as well as his celebrated Sagrada Familia. The UNESCO site called Hospital de Sant Pau was also spotted as these well rehearsed athletes sped past.
That said, the race began in front of the iconic Montjuïc in front of the Magic Fountain, and was a thrilling competition now marred by the death of a marathon runner who was one of more than 8,000 who participated. He apparently fell ill while others passed him, and all attempts were made to save his life but he passed away not long after he arrived at the medical facility where he was being treated.
Stay tuned for more about the marathon runner who died in Barcelona on Sunday during a fast-clipped run that took his life on March 17.