Reichman, 32, collapsed on the boardwalk at Ocean Parkway on Brighton Beach Street near the finish line after suffering possible cardiac arrest, according to events organizer New York Road Runners club and NYPD.
Reichman was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the New York Police Department. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
The 22,000-runners race – from the Brooklyn Museum through Prospect Park to the Coney Island Boardwalk – took place on an unusually hot and humid day. The temperature at 9 a.m. in Coney Island was already 70 degrees with a humidity of 83%, according to Fox Weather.
The event was held in person for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. Saturday’s death was the first in the race since 2014, when the 31-year-old sprinter fell to the ground after crossing the finish line.
The FDNY said 16 race participants were taken to hospital after the race, including the man who died and four others who were seriously injured.
One police officer told The Post Saturday that four other people collapsed towards the end of the race.
“Perhaps a regulator or health official should have called her” because of the circumstances, the policeman said.
In a statement on Saturday, the New York Road Runners said that “medical staff have been assigned from start to finish throughout the race track and are ready to respond immediately to the medical needs of all runners, spectators, volunteers and staff.”
“The health and safety of our runners, volunteers, partners, and employees remains a top priority for the NYRR,” the group said. “In coordination and consultation with city agency partners and weather experts, NYRR has been closely monitoring weather conditions leading up to and during the race.”