American woman collapses, dies at Montreal marathon

Updated Sep 20, 2015 at 11:04p ET


A 34-year-old American woman died after collapsing during the Montreal marathon.

Medical officials said the woman had a heart attack midway through the race. Paramedics were unable to revive her and took her to a hospital.

A man in his late 40s collapsed near the finish line after having a heart attack. He was in critical condition at a hospital.

About 20 runners required medical care during the race and 16 were hospitalized.

In the 2011 event, a 32-year-old man died after having a heart attack.

About 35,000 runners from 53 countries ran in the event. Nicholas Berrouard won in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 42 seconds, and Genevieve Asselin Demers topped the women's field.

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