Hong Kong | Hong Kong woman dies a day after collapsing in 10k race
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2017 Photo: Youtube
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2017 Photo: Youtube

Hong Kong woman dies a day after collapsing in 10k race

The 52-year-old runner had been in a coma after falling 300 meters from the finish in the popular event on Sunday as part of the annual city marathon

February 13, 2017 6:24 PM (UTC+8)

A 52-year-old woman died on Monday afternoon a day after she had fallen during her run in the 10km event of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.

During the run, the woman fell and was sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. She had been in critical condition, but died at 3:41pm on Monday, RTHK reported.

The woman was running together with her husband and son, Apple Daily reported on Monday. It was the first time the woman had participated in the 10km, which is among several races in the program organized by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, the report said. She collapsed 300 meters prior to the finish, and had been in coma in the hospital.

Last year, the family had raced an event in the Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon in Macau.

William Ko, chairman of the organizing committee of the 2017 StanChart marathon, expressed his deepest condolences to the family. During the race, two other men also collapsed with one in serious condition and another stable.

A total of 64,000 people joined this year’s StanChart marathon on Sunday. The organizer received 853 injury reports by 4pm with 27 people sent to the hospital. 

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