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The Brooklyn Half Marathon runner who died Saturday while finishing the race in sweltering heat has been identified as Flatbush resident David Reichman.
Reichman, who was 32, collapsed on the Ocean Parkway boardwalk at Brighton Beach Avenue near the finish line after going into possible cardiac arrest, according to event organizers the New York Road Runners club and the NYPD.
Reichman was rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the New York police. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
The 22,000-runner race, from the Brooklyn Museum through Prospect Park to the Coney Island Boardwalk, took place on an unusually hot and humid day. The temperature at 9 a.m. m. in Coney Island it was already 70 degrees with 83% humidity, according to Fox Weather.
The event was held in person for the first time since the pandemic began. Saturday’s death marked the first fatality in the race since 2014, when a 31-year-old runner fell to the ground after crossing the finish line.
David Reichman collapsed on the Ocean Parkway boardwalk at Brighton Beach Avenue near the finish line.
The FDNY said 16 race participants were taken to the hospital after the race, including the man who died and four others who suffered serious injuries.
Runner dies at Brooklyn Half Marathon finish line, 15 others taken to hospital
A police officer told The Post on Saturday that four other people collapsed near the end of the race.
“Maybe an organizer or a health official should have called him” because of the conditions, the policeman said.
In a statement released Saturday, New York Road Runners said it had “medical staff stationed from start to finish throughout the race, ready to respond immediately to the medical needs of all runners, spectators, volunteers and staff. ”.
“The health and safety of our runners, volunteers, partners and staff remain the highest priority for NYRR,” the group said. “In coordination and consultation with city agency partners and weather experts, NYRR was closely monitoring weather conditions leading up to and during the race.”