Donations Pour In For Runner Who Died After Completing The London Marathon

The money is going towards the National Osteoporosis Society.

1. The 42-year-old man who died after collapsing at the finish line of the London Marathon on Sunday has been named as Robert Berry.

A statement by Virgin Money London Marathon on Monday said Berry had been taken to a medical facility after collapsing where he was treated by four consultants.

He was then transferred to St Mary’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

2. The statement added:

The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon would like to continue to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Berry and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them all at this difficult time.

3. Members of the public have now started donating on Berry’s JustGiving Page.

At the time of writing, around £30,000 had been donated to the National Osteoporosis Society.

4. Responding to the news, the charity said:

It is with great sadness that the National Osteoporosis Society has learnt of the death of Robert Berry, one of our runners in this weekend’s London Marathon.

The charity would like to express its heartfelt condolences to Mr Berry’s family and friends.

On the request of the family we will not be releasing any further statements and would ask for your understanding at this sad and difficult time.

5. Donations can be made to the National Osteoporosis Society, through Berry’s page or the charity’s official website.

(Photo: Ben Hoskins / Getty)

Around 36,000 people took part in the London Marathon on Sunday.

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Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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