Woman Collapses, Dies at Half-Marathon Finish Line

Lindsay Doherty died of internal hemorrhage
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 3, 2017 6:51 PM CDT
Runners participate in the Run Around Scranton 5k run/walk on Thursday, April 18, 2013 along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Scranton, Pa.   (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys)

(Newser) – A coroner says a woman who collapsed at the end of a half marathon in Pennsylvania died of an internal hemorrhage, the AP reports. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that the Lackawanna County coroner said Monday that 36-year-old Lindsay Doherty died of intra-abdominal bleeding. The married mother of three collapsed at the end of Sunday's 13.1-mile Scranton Half Marathon. Emergency medical personnel tried to revive her at the race before she was taken to a hospital. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton says Doherty worked in its development office, raising money for Catholic education. A special prayer service was scheduled Monday night at St. Paul's Parish in Scranton. The Scranton resident had run the half marathon the previous year. (Read more accidental death stories.)

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