The Catalan athlete who had completed the test in a time of 4:05:10 and participated through the AESE Running Club, was an expert popular runner. X.J. fainted after crossing the finish line of the Zurich Marató de Barcelona, being treated immediately by the unit of the Barcelona Red Cross. He was later transferred to the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, where he died later.
The Barcelona City Council has activated a counseling service to assist family members in case of need, alerted by members of the organization who were also present.
The entire organization team of the Zurich Marató de Barcelona expresses their sorrow and conveys their deepest condolences to the family and all the close friends.