In sad news today, Jacquee Wahler, a spokesperson for Walt Disney World has confirmed that yesterday a runner participating in the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon has died. The runner apparently collapsed upon nearing the finish line and then later died.
“We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the runner during this difficult time,” Wahler said.
In Wahler’s statement she did not disclose the runner’s name, age or details of the death.
The 13.1-mile race, in its eighth year, started at the Magic Kingdom parking lot at 5:30 am and ended at Epcot. This year there were close to 15,000 registrants for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon.
Source Credit: Orlando Sentinel
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