GALVESTON — Officials have identified the runner who died Sunday after collapsing at the finish line of a half marathon in downtown Galveston as Kaytie Joiner, 27, of Edmon, Okla.
A cause of death has not been identified pending an autopsy, said John Florence, a spokesman for the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Joiner collapsed at the finish line of the Run Like a Diva half marathon at about 9:45 a.m. and was immediately treated for full cardiac arrest, medical personnel and race organizers said. She was transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch and later pronounced dead.
Run Like a Diva’s head medical official rode with Joiner to the hospital, and organizers have been in touch with the woman’s family, said Robert Pozo, executive director of the Continental Event and Sports Management Group that hosts the race.