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Runner dies after collapsing in Rock the Parkway half-marathon in KC

This file photo shows runners participating in the 2011 Rock the Parkway half-marathon. A man participating in the 2017 edition of the race died Saturday after collapsing while running.
This file photo shows runners participating in the 2011 Rock the Parkway half-marathon. A man participating in the 2017 edition of the race died Saturday after collapsing while running. Random Photography LLC

A man participating in Rock the Parkway half-marathon in Kansas City died after collapsing in the race Saturday morning.

Kristi Widmar, a spokeswoman for race sponsor Burns and McDonnell, said the man collapsed and later died at a hospital.

“We are sad to share that a runner who collapsed at Rock the Parkway this morning has passed away,” Widmar said in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

No other details were available Saturday night, Widmar said.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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