A competitor in the London Marathon has suffered a heart attack in front of spectators at the 37km mark on Upper Thames Street, London.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 1:24pm to reports of a person in cardiac arrest on Upper Thames Street.
“We sent a responder by car and a consultant doctor to the scene.
“We treated a patient for a cardiac arrest.
“They were taken as a priority to St Thomas’ Hospital.”
The ambulance service will release figures about the number of calls they dealt with during the duration of the event.
In 2012, marathon participant Claire Squires, 30, died near the end of the race.
An American College of Cardiology study recently found the risk of death during a marathon is less than one per 100, 000 people.
By: Lincoln Kyle September (firstname.lastname@example.org)