In the Urals, during a marathon, an athlete from Nizhny Tagil became ill. He died in the hospital

Ilyas Malenkov, a 37-year-old runner from Nizhny Tagil, became ill during the 10-kilometer Europe-Asia marathon held in Yekaterinburg on August 7. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance, but the man’s life could not be saved.

The athlete worked on the railroad. His colleagues told E1 portal that he was fond of sports and often took part in races, but did not complain about his health. He is survived by his wife and four-year-old son.

“This is a huge loss for both the railroad team and the young employee’s family. The Sverdlovsk Railway brings sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ilyas. The company assumes all the expenses for the burial, colleagues also initiated an additional fundraising to help the family,” the press service of the Sverdlovsk Railway told Vse Novosti news agency.

Ilyas Malenkov. Photo: his personal VK page

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