(Reuters) – The organisers of the Cardiff Half Marathon announced on Monday that two runners died after suffering cardiac arrests at the finish line.
Run 4 Wales said both runners were attended to by a medical team at the finish line and were taken to University Hospital Wales, Heath, Cardiff where they later died.
The deaths were the first fatalities in the 15-year history of the race, which has become the second-biggest U.K. half marathon.
The two runners who died after the 13.1-mile (21-km) road race on Sunday were not identified. Media reports said about 25,000 people took part in the race, and the fatalities were men aged 25 and 32.
(Reporting by Gaurika Juneja; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)