Marathon death: response criticized

A young man died of heart failure last summer during the marathon, and now the coroner’s report is in. It mentions disorganization and poor communication as reasons why an ambulance didn’t arrive till too late. But the Gazette story says Patrick Neely suffered from congenital heart disease. If someone with such a condition pushes himself to the limit, I’m not sure anyone else should be blamed for the outcome.

Update: the man’s father accuses the organization of gross negligence.