Tragic news as the Royal Parks Half announce that a participant of the race has sadly passed away

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Photo credit: Stuart Wilson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stuart Wilson - Getty Images

A participant in yesterday's Royal Parks Half, Marcus Fisher, has sadly died.

Event organisers tweeted the following this afternoon:

A keen runner, Marcus was running the race to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and kept those who had donated updated with his running via Strava. He recently participated in the Hackney Half Marathon, which he shared to the page and described as ‘Top Class’.

Earlier today, his family posted the following on his Instagram:

“Dear Friends: We unfortunately had some devastating news yesterday. Marcus passed away and is no longer with us. The real McCoy, a true cool dude. He will be forever loved and missed. He touched the hearts of many and was the life and soul of our world. We will leave Marcus’s Instagram account open if you wish to make contact. The Fisher Family.”

The RW team is deeply saddened by the news and join the organisers in offering our condolences to Marcus’ family and friends.

You can donate to Marcus’ Just Giving page here.

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