Published On: Tue, Apr 19th, 2016

Man dies during marathon

Racers "frozen" by high shutter speed. Longish shadows on lower right are cast by spectators.

A 38-year-old man died while running a marathon at an Avurudu festival in Sooriyawewa this morning. Police said the victim, a resident of Sooriyawewa had collapsed during the marathon organised by the Sooriyawewa district secretariat office and the Pradeshiya sabha.

He had died due to cardiac arrest, Police said.

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