Texas marathon runner dies after heart attack during race

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Monday, January 20, 2020
Man dies after medical episode during Houston Marathon
Here's what we know about a runner's death after an apparent medical episode during the 2020 Chevron Houston Marathon.

HOUSTON, Texas -- Two runners suffered heart attacks at the Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday, one of whom died at an area hospital.

According to the Houston Marathon Committee, a 74-year-old man had a heart attack around mile 16. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The committee says another man who had just finished the full marathon also suffered a heart attack. Officials say the 50-year-old is expected to survive.

"On behalf of the Houston Marathon Committee, we would like to express our most sincere condolences and support to their family, friends and running communities," said the committee. "Please keep both of these men and their families in your thoughts."