Woman who collapsed at finish line dies at hospital

A woman who collapsed at the finish line in last weekend’s Los Angeles Marathon has died in hospital.

According to marathon officials, Trisha Paddock, a participant in the Charity Challenge Half Marathon, was identified as the runner who fatally collapsed during Sunday’s race.

As of Tuesday night, officials did not specify what caused Paddock to collapse in the first place. Sunday was the lowest temperatures for race day just below 55 degrees Fahrenheit with altitudes just over 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

A GoFundMe site has been launched to help the grieving family.

The Los Angeles Marathon posted the following statement on social media:

“We are deeply saddened to learn that Trisha Paddock, a Charity Challenge Half Marathon participant, tragically died at the hospital after Sunday’s race. This is a devastating loss and our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and loved ones. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the first aiders, paramedics and medical staff who were on site immediately.We are in touch with Trisha’s family and support them through this very difficult time. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Trisha raised funds for The Asian American Drug Abuse Program, a charity whose mission is to change lives and save families. A Go Fund Me has been set up to support the family with medical bills and other critical expenses. “

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