11/02/2014 05:20 EST | Updated 01/02/2015 05:59 EST

Hamilton Road2Hope marathon runner dies after collapsing

A marathon runner has died after collapsing near the finish line at the Road2Hope marathon in Hamilton on Sunday, the city's emergency service confirmed.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. near the finish line. The runner, a man in his mid-50s, was without vital signs when he collapsed, according to Doug Waugh, deputy chief of operation with Hamilton Paramedic Service. 

A number of doctors and nurses who were volunteering at the marathon performed CPR on the man, Waugh said. 

"So he was treated immediately," he told CBC Hamilton.

He was transported to Hamilton General Hospital where he died, Waugh said. 

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