Lindsay Doherty Scranton half marathon: Mom of three dies crossing finish line after a vein in her stomach ruptures rules coroner in rare instance.
Lindsay Doherty a 36 year old Scranton, Pennsylvania wife and mother of three on Sunday died after crossing the finishing line of a half marathon race she’d competed in.
Medical workers attempted resuscitating the finance development officer who’d collapsed upon crossing the finish line before rushing her to the Geisinger Community Medical Center where Doherty was pronounced dead.
The mother’s death comes despite Doherty having run this year’s Scranton Half Marathon last year reported Philly.com.
A cause of death report released Monday told of Doherty dying from an intra-abdominal hemorrhage (ruptured vein in the abdomen), according to Coroner Tim Rowlands, who classified the manner of death as natural causes reported the timesleader.
The Lackawanna County coroner went on to say Doherty’s condition is rare.
Of question is if the rupture was exacerbated by the strain of running the daunting distance?
Upon her death, Doherty’s employer, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton released a statement: ‘Lindsay was a bright, energetic young woman and a devoted wife and mother,’
Continued the statement form Bishop Joseph Bambera: ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, three young children, her parents and her family. May God comfort them and may she rest in the blessing of His peace.’
Friends of Doherty’s told via The Times-Tribune that she had taken up running several years ago, and had trained extensively for the race. Not necessarily understood is whether the mom of three had suffered any previous injuries or feelings of pain in the abdomen region?
A report via WNEP told of more than 2,000 runners from 26 states taking part in Sunday’s 13.1-mile race.
And then there was this statement from race organizers: ‘While we painstakingly prepare in advance for situations like this, we are saddened when an actual emergency occurs and the outcome is not favorable,’
‘This is a difficult and tragic situation and on behalf of the race committee and all of the runners who participated today, we extend our deepest sympathies and ask everyone to keep this family in their thoughts and prayers.’
The Scranton resident had run the half marathon the previous year with a time of 1:55:32.
Friends had been expected to gather Monday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church on Penn Avenue in Scranton for a prayer service to celebrate Lindsay Doherty’s life.
Race organizer is “in shock” after runner Lindsay Doherty, 36, collapsed and died following the 13.1-mile Scranton Half Marathon on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/XeXkVozaIB
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