2nd NYC Marathon runner dies

November 3, 2008 10:54:49 AM PST
Two runners who completed the New York City Marathon have died after their efforts - one shortly after crossing the finish line and the other several hours later.Police say 58-year-old Sao Paulo resident Carlos Jose Gomes just passed the finish line Sunday afternoon in a time of 4 hours 12 minutes when he complained about feeling ill. He was taken by ambulance to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he died. An autopsy was being conducted Monday.

Richard Finn, a spokesman for the New York Road Runners, says the other man died several hours later. He did not give out any additional information. A call to the city medical examiner's office was not immediately returned.

At least two other runners became ill during the race and had to be hospitalized.


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