Man who collapsed while running Norwich half marathon died from sudden adult death syndrome

A man who collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest while running the Norwich half marathon died from sudden adult death syndrome, an inquest heard.

Phillip Goillau, 25, of Middlemarch Road, Toftwood had been taking part in the City of Norwich half marathon at the showground on November 27.

Norfolk Coroner William Armstrong said: 'He went into cardiac arrest and was given immediate medical attention. He was taken to accident and emergency at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he remained in a cardiac arrest.

'He couldn't be saved.'

Mr Goillau was born in Truro and was training to be an ICT teacher at Notre Dame High School.


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Mr Armstrong said: 'The cause of death was a sudden cardiac arrest with a normal heart, which doctors describe as sudden adult death syndrome.

'He died of natural causes.'

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