Savannah Police Department confirmed that a runner in Saturday's Rock N Roll Marathon in Savannah collapsed and died just before the finish line.
Local TV reported that the runner was a 35-year-old male from South Carolina but did not say where in South Carolina.
Marathon organizers released the following statement Saturday from the races medical director, P.Z. Pearce:
We regretfully confirm that a participant passed away at todays Savannah Marathon. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this runner. This is a difficult and tragic situation, and we ask everyone to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.