An athlete who who was running in a marathon held on Sunday in Canada,crashed breathless shortly before crossing the finish line. His wife and was in the race too, but was further back.
Runners community is in shock after Richard Greidanus, aged 56, lost his life shortly before crossing the finish line of the marathon.
The organizer of the race, Gord Pauls said after hearing the news, that he received at his store hundreds of phone calls and emails from people who have known and liked the athlete. He participated in marathons for over 10 years and was an experienced runner who had qualified at a very important race held in Boston. Several times, Greidanus participated in marathons involving 30 kilometers.