Lead runner collapses during unusually warm New York City Marathon

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Daniel Do Nascimento, of Brazil, left, lays on the pavement after collapsing in the Bronx borough during the New York City Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Lead runner collapses during unusually warm New York City Marathon

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The lead runner in the men’s race for the New York City Marathon collapsed before the finish line on an usually warm November day.

Daniel Do Nascimento of Brazil had a clear lead the entire race, leading by a full two minutes by the 15-mile mark, according to Athletics Weekly. At the 21-mile mark, however, the Brazilian star collapsed. Evans Chebet of Kenya went on to win the race, adding the New York jewel to his racing crown, having won the Boston Marathon earlier this year.

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Video posted on Twitter showed Do Nascimento slowing down to a walk and then a wobble before looking disoriented and lowering himself to the ground. Video taken moments later showed the runner being attended to by several policemen.

Sometime before his collapse, Do Nascimento took an 18-second pit stop at the port-a-potties for a quick bathroom break.

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Race officials announced later that the star runner was OK, according to ABC News.

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Chebet went on to win the race with a time of 2:08:41, followed by Shura Kitata of Ethiopia just 13 seconds behind, according to the Guardian. Another Kenyan, Sharon Lokedi, won the women’s race with a time of 2:23:23.

Sunday’s race was the hottest New York City Marathon since the race was moved to November in 1986, reaching 74 degrees, according to the Guardian. The average temperature for the race is 48 degrees.

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