A runner died Saturday morning at the finish line of the Brooklyn Half Marathon, authorities said.
The 30-year-old, who has not been identified, may have suffered cardiac arrest around 9 a.m. at the end of the race and was taken to Coney Island Hospital where he was declared dead, according to the NYPD.
The race, which took the 22,000 runners from the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park to the Coney Island boardwalk, was held in exceptionally hot conditions. The 9 a.m. temperature at Coney Island was already 70 degrees with 83% humidity, according to Fox Weather.
The event took place in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Celebrities such as Al Roker, NBC’s “Today” weatherman, “Good Morning America” anchor TJ Holmes and former “Bachelorette” Zac Clark were expected.
The FDNY said three people also suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Additional reporting by Eileen AJ Connolly
New York Post