Recovery looks promising for runner who collapsed at the Grand East Anglia Run says race boss

13:36 06 May 2014

The start of the Grand East Anglia Run in King

The start of the Grand East Anglia Run in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

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A runner who collapsed at the finishing line after the Grand East Anglia Run has come out of sedation.

The man, who is aged 46, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Today GEAR race director Roger Partridge said: “I would say that the news is more promising. He has come out of sedation and doctors feel he is a bit better, although he is still very ill.

“Our thoughts are with the runner and his family.”

Record numbers took part in the 10K run, which is staged along King’s Lynn’s waterfront and town centre.

Almost 2,000 runners, aged from four to 83, set off from the town’s Tuesday Market Place.

Thousands of spectators lined the streets to cheer them on.

Aaron Scott, from Stamford, came home first in the main race, with a time of 31:11.

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