Man wins half marathon, dies in Argentina | Inquirer News

Man wins half marathon, dies in Argentina

/ 07:18 AM April 21, 2014

BUENOS AIRES – A man in Argentina’s second largest city, Cordoba, dropped dead Sunday just after receiving his prize for winning a half marathon, organizers said.

Ezequiel Ponce, 27, collapsed after receiving the award after he beat out 500 rivals to take the prize, in a 21 kilometer (13-mile) race organized by a company and Cordoba’s city hall.

“We had three ambulances here. One was close by, but the doctors were unable to revive him,” said Jacinto Prado, a spokesman for organizers.

He said doctors said Ponce expired due to sudden death syndrome.

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