London Marathon runner dies in hospital - organisers

London Marathon runner dies in hospital - organisers

Tributes have flooded in for former Masterchef semi-finalist Matt Campbell after he collapsed and later died while running the London Marathon.

Matt Campbell, who featured in the BBC television show "Masterchef: The Professionals" a year ago, collapsed Sunday at the 22.5-mile mark.

All of us who are involved in the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon offer our honest condolences to Matt's family and friends.

Speaking about running the marathon in honour of his late father Martin, he wrote on Instagram in February: "Words can't describe how honoured and humbled I feel to be asked to run this year's @londonmarathon on behalf of @brathaychallenges/@brathaytrust and in memory of my Father, Martin Campbell".

Tragically he posted a photo of himself with fellow chef Tom Peters in Greenwich Park just ten minutes before the race started and he had said he was hoping to do it in three hours.

Sending love to the young Chef's family and friends during this hard time.

Campbell was raising money for The Brathay Trust, a youth charity in Cumbria, in memory of his father.

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The funeral home where the body was built in Clearwater, came law enforcement officers worked in a completely different city.

The sporting event included 40,000 participants and was hottest on record with temperatures reaching around 23 degrees, according to reports by the BBC. He had raised around £2,700 before his death was announced this morning.

Food writer Jay Rayner paid tribute to Mr Campbell, calling him "hugely creative and innovative".

No more details are known at this time.

A 29-year-old man died after collapsing near the end of the London Marathon on Sunday, race organizers said in a statement. "I know you can do it" and entered me into my first marathon".

"It was maybe the proudest day of my life standing at the finish line having achieved something I never imagined possible with my Dad & my Brother by my side", Mr Campbell wrote.

According to the BBC, Campbell began working in Michelin-starred restaurants after finishing second in the BBC's Young Chef of the Year competition in 2009.

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