The Europe-Asia marathon, which took place in Yekaterinburg on August 7, ended in tragedy.

The day after the competition, one of the participants, 37-year-old Ilyas Malenkov, died in the hospital.

The man went to the start of the 10 km distance, but felt unwell shortly before the finish line.

Other participants in the race tried to provide first aid to him.

In a video circulating on social media, a Yekaterinburg resident can be seen sitting on a curb, speaking with difficulty and unable to even take a sip of water, and then falls onto the lawn.

Doctors from the Territorial Disaster Medicine Center arrived to help the athlete, who managed to stabilize his condition.

Later, Malenkov was hospitalized at the Central Clinical Hospital No. 1.

At that time, according to the source of the Yekaterinburg Online publication, the man felt fine, but at night he got worse.

“He became ill, his body temperature rose to 41, which is not surprising in such heat and with such a load.

He fell into a coma at night and died around 8 in the morning, ”KP-Yekaterinburg quotes the words of the deceased’s colleagues.

Malenkov worked on the Sverdlovsk railway, and, according to his sister Gulnara, it was there that he received an invitation to take part in the marathon.

As part of the event, the company held a charity run in honor of the Railwayman's Day.

“At work there was a message about the race for everyone who wants to.

That's what he wished for.

His wife was also in the hospital that day.

I called him all day and he didn't answer.

And only at about 18:00 she answered his cell phone.

We cannot understand what happened.

He never had heart problems, ”E1.RU quotes the girl.

Malenkov was not a beginner, he had previously run marathons.

According to his sister, Ilyas was also fond of football, and in 2013 he took part in the Olympic torch relay in the Urals.

At the same time, the man regularly underwent medical examinations.

According to competition director Andrey Utkin, all marathon runners had a medical permit to participate in the race, and doctors were on duty throughout the distance and were ready to provide the necessary assistance.

40 participants turned to doctors that day, five of them, including Malenkov, were hospitalized.

“With us, all participants receive admission to the race only after providing a medical certificate.

This participant received a certificate on August 2.

It says "practically healthy."

As I was told, the ambulance took him away in a stable condition.

What happened next and in which hospital he was, I do not know.

His pace was 5 minutes 44 seconds per kilometer.

That is, this is an amateur level, ”KP-Yekaterinburg quotes Utkin.

Criminal lawyer Maxim Kalinov expressed the opinion that what happened can be regarded as negligence, which negligently caused the death of a person, a crime under Part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

“The organizers of a sporting event must ensure the safety of both spectators and athletes.

The same requirements apply to coaches.

It is possible that negligence could have been committed on the part of the organizers or the coaches of the athletes.

Punishment - imprisonment for up to five years.

But if people have not been prosecuted before, then most likely they will receive suspended sentences if the court finds them guilty, ”Gazeta.Ru quotes the lawyer.

Malenkov is survived by his wife and four-year-old son.

The Sverdlovsk Railway promised to cover all the expenses for the burial, and the company's employees organized an additional collection of funds that will be used to help the family of the deceased.

“This is a huge loss for both the railroad team and the young employee's family.

The Sverdlovsk Railway offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ilyas, ”the press service said in a statement.

Yuliya Stupak, Olympic champion in cross-country skiing, also took part in the Europe-Asia marathon and spoke about the extremely difficult weather conditions.

According to the athlete, not everyone was able to cope with them, and she personally saw how the participants left the race.

“Despite the fact that I am a professional skier, it was still not easy.

Clearly, I gave my best.

There was severe physical fatigue.

Plus, the weather has taken its toll.

On the day of the race, the temperature in the city reached 30 degrees Celsius, and there was not a cloud in the sky.

The wind didn't blow at all.

You can imagine how hard it is to run in this heat.

In addition, I did not drink the required amount of liquid and did not replenish the water balance, which created additional difficulties, ”the athlete shared in an interview with RT.

Cases of death of athletes during marathons are not rare.

So, in May last year, during a race in Kaliningrad, a man born in 1986 died of cardiac arrest.

The doctors who arrived on the track could no longer help him and only stated death.

At the half marathon in Rostov in May this year, the 54-year-old runner fell dead a few meters from the finish line.

They could not save the 31-year-old participant of the Brooklyn Marathon in New York.

After completing the distance, the athlete lost consciousness, he was taken to the hospital, but it was too late.

After what happened in Yekaterinburg, doctors once again turned to potential participants in mass races with a call to carefully check their health before going to the start.