LA Marathon runner dies after suffering “major heart attack” at the finish line –

Rear row of Trisha Paddock on the left

LOS ANGELES, CA – A 46-year-old marathon runner died after crashing into the finish line on Sunday.

Trisha Paddock, a mother of 3, suffered a “major” heart attack in the last line and died at the hospital after being placed on life support, the Los Angeles Times reported.

AADAP CEO Dean Nakanishi said, “Trisha Paddock believed in AADAP’s mission and was excited to be a part of our team.” “Members of the Charity Challenge team met on the Sunday morning before the start of the race, and everyone was excited to take part in the event. We are all shocked that he is no longer with us. Our hearts go out to her husband and children, who loved her dearly.

NBC Los Angeles reports:

A 46-year-old woman has died after falling off the last line of the Los Angeles Marathon, the race’s first death since 2007, organizers announced Tuesday.

Trisha Paddock of Rancho Palos Verdes was running the 13.1-Mile Charity Challenge where all participants were raising funds for one of the official charities of the race.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel met with Paddock at 12:10 a.m. Sunday because of a medical complaint that led to a cardiac arrest, LAFD Capt. Eric Scott said Sunday.

“Rapid medical assistance was provided by more than a dozen staff, including the LAFD Bicycle Team, and the patient was treated quickly and taken to a local hospital,” Scott said.

A GoFundMe paddock was set up to help the family with medical bills and other important expenses.

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