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London Marathon: one man died

London Marathon has turned to disaster for a 22-year-old man who died in the hospital Monday, a day after completing the race.

The man fell ill after finishing Sunday's race and was taken to the hospital, organizers said in a statement. He is the ninth fatality in the 27-year history of the race.

"We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and friends," the statement said. "We fully respect the wishes of his family not to release any further details at this difficult time."

More than 36,000 people took part in a record turnout for the London Marathon. The race was run under sunny skies with a maximum temperature of 22 degrees C (72 degrees F).

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