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How did Marathon runner Steve Shanks die?

Steve Shanks
Source: Evening standard

The widow of a competitor who collapsed and died while returning home from the London Marathon has shared her grief with the media.

After finishing the race on Sunday in 2 hours and 53 minutes, avid runner and musician Steve Shanks, 45, died “suddenly and out of the blue” while returning home to Nottingham.

Just hours before he passed out, he was seen at the pub, beaming and wearing his finisher’s medal.

“Everyone at London Marathon Events was deeply saddened to hear about the sudden death of Steve Shanks as he travelled home on Sunday, 23 April, after participating in the London Marathon,” said a statement released by the London Marathon.

Steve, from Bingham, Nottingham, was 45 years old, had run numerous marathons and crossed the line on Sunday in 2 hours, 53 minutes and 26 seconds. We at the London Marathon would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Steve’s wife, Jess, and the rest of his family and friends.

In honour of Steve, the Multiple Sclerosis Society has set up this fundraising page. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The family has requested privacy, therefore we will not be providing any other information at this time.

His wife Jessica posted a heartbreaking update on Facebook about his unexpected passing. It was with tremendous regret that she shared the news of her husband Stephen Shanks’ passing, she said. His death was unexpected and shocking. He had just finished running the London Marathon and was on his way home. I’m sure you can imagine how shocked and devastated I am.

Steve Shanks has passed away

Steve Shanks, a 45-year-old man from Nottinghamshire, completed the marathon in under 2 hours and 53 minutes before passing away unexpectedly on the way home. The London Marathon announced his death today. Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts, who ran the marathon on Sunday, joined the chorus of runners paying tribute to Mr. Shanks.

TCS London Marathon shared the following statement on social media to break the devastating news. Everyone at London Marathon Events was shocked to learn of Steve Shanks’s untimely demise on April 23, as he was returning home from the London Marathon. A marathon representative also started a GoFundMe page.

Who is Steve Shanks?

Steve, an experienced runner from Bingham, Nottingham, at age 45, completed the race’s 26.2-mile (42.1-kilometer) distance in a time of 2 hours, 53 minutes, and 26 seconds. Last Saturday, on his way back to Nottingham, he passed away under mysterious circumstances. His abrupt death’s cause was a mystery.

Source: Evening standard

The organisers of the Boston Marathon have tweeted a statement in which they encourage people to donate to the Multiple Sclerosis Society through a GoFundMe page. Mr. Shanks may have had personal experience with multiple MS patients.

The athlete’s loved ones posted on his or her GoFundMe page: Steve was a devoted runner who found the greatest joy in races as diverse as the local Parkrun and the arduous Bob Graham Round. But he wasn’t only a runner; he also played music, knitted, and was a famous quizzer who knew a lot about bad pop music.

In addition to being Jess’s beloved husband and soulmate, he was also a beloved son, son-in-law, and friend. We mourn his loss and will always remember him fondly.

Steve Shanks Cause of death

His wife, Jessica Shanks, posted a touching tribute to him on Facebook. I’m sorry to tell you that my beautiful spouse, Stephen Shanks, has passed away. His death was unexpected and shocking. He had just finished running the London Marathon and was on his way home. “As you can imagine, I’m completely shocked and devastated,” she wrote.

The suddenness of Steve Shanks’ death stunned his family and friends and everyone else who knew him. Although the reason for his passing was unknown at the time. The official cause of death “will be determined through medical examination at a later date,” the statement reads.

In addition to its other names, the London Marathon is also known as the TCS London Marathon. It is the country’s second-largest annual road race, after Newcastle’s Great North Run.

A new record of almost 48,000 runners braved the rain to complete the world-famous city course. Mark Wright from “Towie,” Chris Evans from “Virgin Radio,” and Kirsty Gallacher from “Sky Sports” were among them. Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum won the elite men’s race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 27 seconds, and the Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan won the elite women’s race in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 33 seconds.

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