By: Angela Wendler
Two runners died Sunday in the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon, reports Reuters.
Race organizers confirmed that a 21-year-old male collapsed at the finish line. Another runner, a 40-year-old male, collapsed a quarter-mile before the finish line, reports CBS News.
Both runners were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital where they were later pronounced dead. The runners both died of a heart attack, reports CBS News.
Their identities have not been released, pending the notification of their relatives, reports Reuters.
"We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are with their families and friends," Melanie Johnson, Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend Executive Director, said, as reported by CBS News.