Two Oceans marathon organisers have confirmed the death of the male runner (35), who hails from Cape Town. The circumstances around the death are still not clear but Two Oceans organisers extended their sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
In a statement, the orginisers said,
As we conclude the 2019 edition of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, we confirm the sad news that a 35-year-old male runner from Cape Town who collapsed in the race today and attempts by paramedics to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Unfortunately he passed away. The deceased runner was participating in his fourth half marathon and an avid runner.
According to reports, the athlete began experiencing severe discomfort before collapsing on Southern Cross Drive.