Palos Verdes Woman Dies After Completing Half Marathon At The LA Marathon
A Palos Verdes woman who collapsed on the finish line of the Los Angeles Marathon has died.
Trisha Paddock completed the 13.1 mile Charity Challenge Half Marathon Sunday before suffering a heart attack. She was 46.
Over a dozen Los Angeles Fire Department personnel provided medical assistance prior to transporting her to a local hospital, where she passed away later in the day.
Trisha was raising funds for The Asian American Drug Abuse Program, a charity whose mission is to Change Lives and Save Families. A Go Fund Me has been set up to support the family with medical bills and other critical expenses: https://t.co/RRGFZuJeRJ— Los Angeles Marathon (@lamarathon) March 23, 2022
Paddock was raising money for the Asian American Drug Abuse Program.
Paddock was one of the first to sign up for this year's charity team, said Paulina Hong, the Drug Abuse Program's development director.
"She was always a very sweet and patient woman, always ready to step up to support a cause that she believed in," she said.
Paddock is survived by her husband Ryan and three children ages 14, 18, and 20.