Masterchef contestant, 29, dies after collapsing during London Marathon

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A MAN who tragically died after collapsing at the London Marathon yesterday has been named as a former Masterchef semi-finalist.

All of us who are involved in the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon offer our honest condolences to Matt's family and friends.

Matt Campbell, 29, collapsed after running 22.5 miles of the 26.2-mile course, the London Marathon organization said in a statement.

I've now run 2 Brathay Windermere Marathons, a year ago running 3:03:50 receiving the inaugural Martin Campbell award for fastest local runner.

Campbell's family paid tribute to an "inspirational son and brother", who was an avid marathon runner.

The 40,000-runner marathon took place under the warmest conditions in the race's history, about 75 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the BBC.

Campbell was running the race to support the Brathay Trust, a youth charity in England's Lake District, where Campbell is from. It was a privilege to have him on the show.

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No further details will be released and the family has asked for privacy.

"He completed the marathon in Manchester earlier this month as he raised money for his chosen charity, The Brathay Trust, which inspires young people to make positive changes in their lives".

The cause of death has not been revealed. Thank you SO much to everyone who has sponsored me, my dad and @brathaychallenges.

The Brathay Trust said in a statement: "Matt and his family have been tireless in supporting the work of Brathay Trust and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this awful time".

"From the whole MasterChef team, our honest condolences and thoughts are with his family and friends". After finishing second in the BBC's 2009 Young Chef of the Year competition, Campbell began working in Michelin-starred restaurants and was now working in private villas and "award-winning luxury" ski chalets in the French Alps according to his website. "I know you can do it!' and entered me into my first marathon; Brathay 2016 along with my brother, Josh", Campbell continued.

"I would never have believed 2 years on I would have the opportunity to represent such an incredible charity at such a prestigious event. Fundraising for Brathay with the proceeds going towards their memorial appeal in my father's name".

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