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Runner who collapsed and died shortly after completing the named Brooklyn Half Marathon at 32


The runner who collapsed after crossing the finish line of the Brooklyn Half Marathon during a heat wave on Saturday has been identified.

David Reichman, 32, collapsed on the Ocean Parkway promenade at Brighton Beach Avenue in Coney Island around 9.30am, two and a half hours after the start of the race.

The Brooklyn resident was rushed to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead after suffering a possible cardiac arrest.

The medical examiner has not yet determined the cause of death. It came as temperatures in New York rose from below 60°F at dawn to nearly 80 degrees in the morning and hit 90 in the afternoon.

The tragedy led to questions about whether the race should have been postponed given the sweltering temperatures.

David Reichman, 32, collapsed at the finish line on the Coney Island Boardwalk during the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday amid sweltering temperatures

Runner who collapsed and died shortly after completing the named Brooklyn Half Marathon at 32

Paramedics cut through a crowd of runners at the RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday after a man died near the finish line and five others were hospitalized

Runner who collapsed and died shortly after completing the named Brooklyn Half Marathon at 32

The 32-year-old runner collapsed just blocks from the finish

Runner who collapsed and died shortly after completing the named Brooklyn Half Marathon at 32

Reichman, a graduate of the NYU Silver School of Social Work, was a licensed master social worker at a practice in Brooklyn

Sixteen people who participated in the 13.1-mile race were taken to hospital, according to the FDNY.

Five suffered serious injuries, eight people suffered non-life threatening injuries and four people received minor injuries.

Reichman finished with a time of 1:40:53, according to the NYRR results page and ranked 2,427 out of 18,770 runners.

Reichman, a graduate of the NYU Silver School of Social Work who is also fluent in Yiddish, was most recently a licensed master social worker at a practice in Brooklyn, according to his biography on the company page.

His biography indicates that he had specialized training in trauma-informed care, serious mental illness, personality disorders and addictions.

“Therapy is often a difficult and painful process of self-discovery,” reads his biography. “It is most effective when conducted in a supportive and empathetic environment where you feel safe to be challenged, to explore your past and its influence on you, and to make changes in your life.”

The supervisor of Reichman’s former apartment in Brooklyn told the Daily News he was still holding a package addressed to Reichman, who may have moved to Manhattan.

“Very nice guy, he had a great girlfriend,” the super said of Reichman. “He moved a few months ago.

It is unclear what caused the runner to collapse, although a statement from the nonprofit New York Road Runners said it happened after the man finished the race.

“Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the rider’s family and loved ones,” spokeswoman Trina Singian said.

Singian said medical personnel were placed from start to finish throughout the race. The group also monitored weather conditions leading up to and during the race with city agency officials and weather experts. Singian said the temperature ranged from low 60s to high 70s during the race, which started at 7 a.m.

While race organizers have warned participants of the heat advisory in place for New York, the first in 16 years, it is not yet clear whether the heat has led to deaths and injuries, officials said. responsible.

Runner who collapsed and died shortly after completing the named Brooklyn Half Marathon at 32

Reichman’s death occurred on Saturday as the tri-state area faced a heatwave

Runner who collapsed and died shortly after completing the named Brooklyn Half Marathon at 32

Saturday’s death marks the first time since 2014 that someone has died in a New York half marathon since a 31-year-old collapsed after crossing the finish line

Runner who collapsed and died shortly after completing the named Brooklyn Half Marathon at 32

Sixteen people who took part in the 13.1-mile race have been taken to hospital

The New York Road Runners said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of a participant following the RBC Brooklyn Half 2022.”

He continued: “Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the rider’s family and loved ones.

“The male runner … collapsed after finishing the race. He was immediately taken care of by the medical personnel on site, then transported to the Coney Island hospital.

“NYRR has medical staff positioned start-to-finish throughout the race route who are ready to respond immediately to the medical needs of all runners, spectators, volunteers and staff.

“Runners who require additional attention are transferred to appropriate medical facilities.

“The health and safety of our riders, volunteers, partners and staff remains NYRR’s top priority.

“In coordination and consultation with city agency partners and weather experts, NYRR was closely monitoring weather conditions before and during the race. Throughout the race, temperatures fluctuated between the low 60s and high 70s.’

The Brooklyn Half Marathon death was the first time since 2014 that a half marathon runner had died in the city.

Runner who collapsed and died shortly after completing the named Brooklyn Half Marathon at 32

Coney Island beach was packed Saturday despite no lifeguards on duty ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Runner who collapsed and died shortly after completing the named Brooklyn Half Marathon at 32

New York City Mayor Eric Adams issued a heat warning on Saturday, saying beaches are still closed, but that hasn’t stopped New Yorkers from packing Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams had also issued a heat warning on Saturday, saying beaches were still closed and asking residents to check on neighbors.

But New Yorkers ignored the mayor and just miles from the finish line, beachgoers were caught taking rays at Coney Island Beach.

Coney Island also hosted the Kid’s Boardwalk Run on Saturday morning and the Luna Park beach amusement park and aquarium were also open.

The beach was filled with families sitting in the sand sunbathing and others seeking to escape the heat and dive into the water despite city officials pleading with New Yorkers to avoid the water for at least a additional week when lifeguards are officially on duty.

Officials also warned of dangerous undercurrents caused by forecast storms as well as the fact that the water is still below 70 degrees, which can lead to hypothermia, CBS News reported.

But the heat is not expected to last long, with forecasters saying a second round of storms will provide some relief from the summer heat and temperatures will return to normal by Monday, Accuweather reported.

On Sunday afternoon, parts of the Northeast, including New York, can expect thunderstorms and heavy rain.

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