Cape Town - Organisers of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) confirmed that a male participant tragically passed away on Saturday.
A press statement revealed that the man, who was 35-years-old, collapsed on Southern Cross Drive while participating in his fourth Half Marathon.
"Attempts by paramedics to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Unfortunately, he passed away. As organisers of the Two Oceans Marathon we wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased," organisers said via a press statement.
Meanwhile, South Africa's three-time Comrades Marathon winner Bongmusa Mthembu won the men’s ultra-marathon in a time of 03:08:40, while local star Gerda Steyn triumphed on the women’s side in 03:31:29.
Earlier in the day, in the 21.1km Half Marathon, South Africa's Elroy Galant claimed first place in the men's race in a time of 01:03:20, while Namibia's Helalia Johannes won the women's race in 01:10:30.