One person dead after GöteborgsVarvet

Published: May 17th, 2014

– Our thoughts are with the family to the deceased and this of course casts a huge shadow over the whole race, says Race Director Bo Edsberger.

The deceased collapsed after passing the finish line and was immediately given medical attention.

– Three runners suffered cardiac arrest. We managed to save two but we couldn’t revive the last one, says GöteborgsVarvet’s medical doctor Claes Mangelus.

In total, 12 people were brought to hospital care. After finishing the race, 50 runners received medical attention after collapses.

– 50 is a lot, but it’s less than last year, says Claes Mangelus.

48,202 runners started in today’s GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon. 47,491 finished.

Published: May 17th, 2014