A runner who died taking part in the Birmingham half marathon was this afternoon named as 36-year-old Kevin Paterson.
The athlete, from Birmingham, complained about feeling unwell shortly after crossing the finishing line at the Bupa Great Birmingham Run yesterday and then collapsed.
Organisers Nova International today said Mr Paterson was treated at the scene and taken to Birmingham City hospital but staff were unable to save him.
Mr Paterson was married without children. He was a regular runner and enthusiastic sports fan who had trained for the event.
A statement read: “The family would like to thank the medical staff for their valiant efforts to save Kevin, and the public for their kind messages of sympathy and support. They have now asked for privacy at this extremely difficult time.”
The cause of death will be the subject of a post mortem.