CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A 74-year-old man has died after suffering a heart attack during the 40th Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk.

Race director Julian Smith confirmed the death to the Post and Courier of Charleston ( ) on Saturday but would not provide any further details.

The paper reported that another runner, a 68-year-old from North Carolina, also suffered a heart attack as he was nearing the finish line at around the two hour mark of the race.

Long-time Bridge Run volunteer medical coordinator Al Hawkins on Friday said he was bracing for a busy day due to a forecast for relatively warm temperatures.