A man died after he collapsed at the finish line of the Brooklyn Half Marathon Saturday. Police say the 30-year-old man from Brooklyn collapsed just before 9 a.m. after crossing the finish line in Coney Island. https://t.co/1KIPMykKiX
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- 16 Runners Collapsed, One Died During Brooklyn Half-Marathon… All Of Them Were Fully Vaxxed
The 16 runners who collapsed during the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday, including the man who died, were all fully jabbed for Covid-19.
The New York Post reported that Reichman, a fully vaccinated 32 year-old man, suddenly collapsed “after suffering from possible cardiac arrest, according to event organization New York Road Runners club and the NYPD.”
The Wildfire Newsletter reports: “The 22,000-runner race — from the Brooklyn Museum through Prospect Park to the Coney Island boardwalk — was held on an unseasonably hot and humid day,” the Post added. “The temperature at 9 a.m. at Coney Island was already 70 degrees with 83% humidity, according to Fox Weather.”
According to The Daily Mail: “Sixteen people who participated in the 13.1 mile race were taken to a hospital, according to the FDNY. Five suffered serious injuries, eight people had non-life-threatening injuries and four people sustained minor injuries.”
The Brooklyn Half Marathon requires that participants are in peak physical condition and must conform to a rigorous pacing schedule.
“Members of the NYRR Pace Team will be on hand to guide participants toward specific goal times over the 13.1 miles,” the RBC Brooklyn Half website states. “Pace Team members will lead groups at various paces between 6:06 per mile and 13:45 per mile (between a 1:20:00 finish and a 3:00:00 finish).”
All Brooklyn Half participants must declare that they have been vaccinated for Covid-19, the official websites makes clear.