Man who died in Birmingham half marathon named as Kevin Paterson

A runner who died taking part in the Birmingham half marathon was this afternoon named as 36-year-old Kevin Paterson.

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.

Comments for: "Man who died in Birmingham half marathon named as Kevin Paterson"

KELLY

SO SAD THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE GUYS FAMILY

debbie

so so sadly missed

anon

LOVE AND MISS U FOREVER BABE DONT KNOW HOW I WILL LIVE WITHOUT U

Kaz

Absolutely heart breaking after running for a great cause. My thoughts are with his family.

RACHEL PARSONS

So sorry to hear about the loss of kevin paterson. I ran the marathon for the first time myself on sunday and it is always so sad to hear someone lost there life, my thoughts are with his wife and family.

Bob

so sorry .... from a fellow runner

Emanuel Micallef

I do not know this person. As an ex-runner I can imagine the sacrifice, the training, etc in order to compete. Yes of course one takes all the precautions necessary such as regular medical check-ups. But unfortunately these things happen occasionally, sadly enough. I convey my sincere thoughts to his family and all those who knew him, especially all other runners.