BERLIN (AP) — The death of a 24-year-old amateur runner overshadowed the 33rd edition of the Berlin half marathon on Sunday.

Police said the man collapsed shortly before the finish line where attempts were made to resuscitate him, and that he later died in a hospital. He was not publicly identified.

A 43-year-old man died in similar circumstances in 2010.

Kenyan runners dominated Sunday's race in cold but sunny conditions, with Jacob Kendagor winning the men's event in a personal best 59 minutes, 36 seconds and Helah Kiprop taking the women's in 67:54 on her 26th birthday. Philes Ongori of Kenya was second behind Kiprop in a reversal of last year's top two, while Japan's Mai Ito finished third.

A record 30,114 runners registered for the event.

 

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