Over 22,000 runners — which is a return to full capacity after three years — made the run from Prospect Park to the Coney Island boardwalk in the Saturday half-marathon. At least three of them went to the hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries, while many others had minor injuries.
One runner, at this time authorities have not released a name, collapsed and died. He was 30. The runner was reportedly transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A statement made by the ‘New York Road Runners’ said the incident happened almost immediately after the man finished the 2022 RBC Brooklyn Half.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the runner’s family and those close to them,” spokesperson Trina Singian said.
Singian added that medical staff had been placed from start to finish throughout the race course and that the group had been monitoring weather conditions up to and during the race.
The temperature ranged from the low 60s to high 70s during the race, and was being consistently monitored by city agency officials and weather experts.
There was a heat advisory for temperatures and humidity throughout New York City until 8 p.m. Saturday, and temperatures was in the 80s in Brooklyn.