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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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  • Arnold Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:13 PM

    Participants in marathons should be screened for heart conditions, and general fitness before the race.

    SL Tuesday, 19 April 2016 05:14 PM

    their should be a age gap via DM Android App

    g.m. jayawardena Tuesday, 19 April 2016 05:22 PM

    The prevailing weather hot and humid may not be suitable for events like this...

    TONY Tuesday, 19 April 2016 05:35 PM

    HAS THIS ANYTHING TO DO WITH FOREIGN CONSPIRACY SINCE THIS IS IN MR HOMETOWN

    AR Tuesday, 19 April 2016 07:52 PM

    No ambulance or first aid accompanied...?


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