TORONTO - Toronto's GoodLife Fitness Marathon was marred by the death of an 18-year-old Nova Scotia girl who collapsed near the end of Sunday's race.

Police say attempts were made to revive her, but she was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital.

The exact cause of death is not yet known — police said only that the girl suffered a medical emergency.

Police didn't reveal her name, but the Cape Breton Post identifies the teen as Emma van Nostrand, a Grade 12 honour student at Riverview High School in Cape Breton.

Another runner, a man, also collapsed during the race but bystanders and paramedics were able to resuscitate him and he was later reported to be in stable condition.

Before the race runners paused for a moment of silence to honour the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Runners also wore bibs featuring a toonie-sized "Remember Boston" ribbon image.

Terry Gehl of Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Que., took the men's title finishing the 42.1 kilometre course in two hours 37 minutes 30.1 seconds.

Montreal's Mylene Sansoucy won the women's title crossing the line in just over two hours and 58 minutes.

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  • Gerry Dee

    Thoughts and prayers today for the family and friends of Emma van Nostrand, 18, of Cape Breton who died in #TorontoMarathon. May she RIP.

  • Crystle Stone

    RT @GoodLifeFitness: Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Emma van Nostrand of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

  • Sarah Arsenault

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the van Nostrand family , as well as the friends and classmates of Emma #rip #tooyoung

  • Meghan Marenick

    Live your life to the fullest because you never know when your last day will be. Rest in Peace Emma. Prayers to the Van Nostrand family

  • Maggie MacIntyre

    RT @_stacmaclellan: Life is so delicate. Rest in peace Emma. Thoughts&prayers to the Van Nostrand family

  • Shanna Francis

    Nice sunny day, sending prayers out to the friends and family of Emma Van Nostrand 🙏💙

  • Jessica LaRusic

    RT @regenahood: I can't even imagine what the Van Nostrand family & all of Emma's friends are going through right now.. My thoughts are with u. #RIPEmma ❤

  • Paul Ranni

    R.I.P. Emma Van Nostrand. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Friends and Family. She was only 18. So Sad :(

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    #TorontoMarathon spectator saw Cape Breton high school student Emma van Nostrand collapse before she died