The Mandela Day Marathon Organisers are with deep sadness confirming that an athlete has passed away after participating in this year’s Edition of the Mandela Day Marathon.
The athlete who participated in the 21KM run passed away a few metres before the finish line. The athlete (whose details cannot be divulged at this time until the next of kin are informed) collapsed and was immediately treated by a doctor and a paramedic and was then taken to hospital where he was latter declared to have passed away.
It is for the first time that the Mandela Day Marathon experiences such a tragic loss of life in it’s seven year history. The organisers are in touch with the family of the deceased.
Organisers have express their heartfelt condolences to the family. The loss of one athlete is mourned by everyone across the running community.
More information will be released soon.
For more information, please contact: KZN Cogta spokespersons Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403
25 August 2019