Woman Who Collapsed at LA Marathon Dies in Hospital

A woman who collapsed at the finish line of last weekend’s Los Angeles Marathon has died at the hospital.

Marathon officials identified 46-year-old Trisha Hunt-Paddock of Rancho Palos Verdes as the participant in the Charity Challenge Half-Marathon who collapsed during Sunday’s race. She died in the hospital on Monday.

On the GoFundMe page that her friends have set up for her family, the cause of death is mentioned as a major heart attack.

The L.A. Marathon issued the following statement on Facebook:


“We are deeply saddened to learn Trisha Paddock, a Charity Challenge Half Marathon participant, tragically passed away in the hospital following Sunday’s race. This is a devastating loss, and our deepest sympathies go out to her family and loved ones. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the first responders, paramedics, and medical personnel who were immediately on the scene. We are in touch with Trisha’s family and are supporting them through this very difficult time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Trisha was raising funds for The Asian American Drug Abuse Program, a charity whose mission is to Change Lives and Save Families. A Go Fund Me has been set up to support the family with medical bills and other critical expenses.”

The half-marathon race was 13.1 miles. Paddock was part of the squad raisng donations for the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP).

Paddock was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and head of the Palos Verdes High School’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association.

There has been no confirmation of her vaccination status, though a few of her colleagues at the PVHS PTSA say that she was indeed injected with synthetic mRNA. Mormon church leaders in August strongly urged their members to get vaccinated.

Paddock leaves behind a husband, three children, and her parents.

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