Three days after taking part in the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSM) 2022, a runner who had collapsed at the race passed away in a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.
He did not regain consciousness while receiving medical care.
The deceased, Abdul Rahman Kifli, 47, was found unresponsive at Jalan Dang Wangi at 6:01 a.m. while participating in KLSM 2022, according to the event’s organisers.
He received CPR before being rushed via ambulance to Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL). He did not respond to the resuscitation and had been on life support and ultimately passed away yesterday morning.
He remained unconscious and on life support since then but unfortunately died earlier today.
On behalf of everyone associated with KLSCM we would like to convey our sincere condolences to his family and friends. (3/4)
— klscmarathon (@klscmarathon) November 16, 2022
“On behalf of everyone associated with KLSCM we would like to convey our sincere condolences to his family and friends. The family has requested privacy and no further details will be released in respect of their wishes,” wrote the organisers in a Tweet published yesterday.
It is unknown if he had any past health issues, and the reason of death had not been publicly disclosed.
A similar instance occurred in Singapore in 2016 during a marathon held by the same organisers. The incident involved a 29-year-old man who passed away on a Sunday morning after falling during the run. The runner was taking part in the half marathon and passed out a kilometre from the finish line.
It was reported that the deceased was a British national named John Gibson who resides in Hong Kong.