Runner taking part in Great North Run dies


A runner taking part in today's Great North Run has died.

Race organisers said: "Very sad to advise that a participant died at the Great North Run today."

A spokesman said: "The Great Race Company deeply regrets the loss of life of a participant at the Great North Run today and offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the individual.

"In the case of a fatality, there are procedures laid down that we adhere to with the professional organisation. Our priority is to ensure the next of kin are informed and we are not in a position to comment further today.

"We will update the media as soon as we are in a position to do so."