A man from Essex has died taking part in the Malta marathon.
Mike Freeman was a member of the Great Notley-based Michelle’s Running Group.
He collapsed just yards from the finish line.
Emergency services treated the 55 year old at the event but he died later in hospital.
It’s emerged he’d joked with his wife moments earlier about being involved in the event again next year.
Nicola Freeman shared the details of one of their last conversations on Facebook, saying she’s “devastated.”
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