Brooklyn half marathon runner dies, more than a dozen hospitalized

NEW YORK – A Brooklyn half marathon runner died and more than a dozen others were hospitalized on Saturday.

Police responded to a call to the emergency services just before 9am and found the 37-year-old unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk, according to the NYPD.

The man was pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital. Details of what caused his death were not immediately available.

FDNY said five runners were in serious condition and eight were in non-life threatening condition.

A runner refused medical attention.