Runner topples at finish of The City’s big footrace 

A runner in Sunday’s ING Bay to Breakers collapsed at the finish line after going into what appeared to be cardiac arrest, race officials said.

Emergency crews worked to resuscitate the man — who appeared to be in his 50s or 60s — as mounds of runners were finishing.

At one point, crews were able to revive the man, Fire Department Lt. Tom Coleman said. Onlookers and staffers clapped when a pulse was found.

But it was not immediately clear whether the runner would pull through, Coleman said.

The runner was likely transported to San Francisco General Hospital, race spokesman Sam Singer said.

“We’re hopeful his condition will improve,” Singer said.

General Hospital could not provide any details on anyone brought in from the race. The Medical Examiner’s Office said it had not been notified of any deaths relating to the race.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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