Skater, 71, dies on Berlin marathon course
Graphic showing the route of the Berlin Marathon, ahead of the annual event in the German capital on Sunday.
The inline skater died 15 kilometres into the race over 42.195kms (26.2miles) on Saturday, the curtain-raiser to Sunday's run through Berlin and no further details have been released.
It is the second death by a hobby athlete in the German capital this year after a 25-year-old collapsed and died while running in April's half marathon.
The world record of 2hrs 3mins and 38 seconds was set by Kenya's Patrick Makau in Berlin two years ago, the eighth time a marathon record has been broken in the German capital.
Runners from 119 countries have registered for the 41,120 places in Sunday's race.