Marathon Runner Dies In Barcelona Race

A marathon runner dies of heart attack during a race in Barcelona. The 47-year-old man passed away while being treated at the city’s Clinic Hospital.

Besides his age, not much personal details about the runner were divulged in reports. The tragic incident made news headlines on Sunday though.

Barcelona Marathon
Barcelona Marathon
The Barcelona Marathon is an annual marathon race considered as one of the biggest events held in Spain.

The route starts and finishes at Plaça d’Espanya, at the foot of the iconic Montjuïc, a broad shallow hill with a relatively flat top overlooking the harbor of this popular European city. The course passes most of its main tourist attractions.

Reports said at least 8,000 runners participated in the 35th edition of the race, which Ethiopia’s Gezahgne Abrera won in 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 17 seconds.