ATLANTA -- A runner collapsed feet from the finish line of the AJC Peachtree Road Race Tuesday.
Medical crews rushed against the crowds to reach the man, who went down just before 10 a.m.
11Alive staff was there when first responders began performing CPR on the runner. A representative from Atlanta Track Club said he suffered cardiac arrest and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center.
While his condition is first responders were heard saying he has a good pulse and he's breathing on his own.
The man was reportedly running with his daughter.
At the time of the collapse, it was 81 degrees at the airport, and the humidity was around 71 percent.
Officials had set the race day alert condition to red due to the expected high heat and humidity. Runners were encouraged to begin hydrating early to prepare their bodies for the race.
Atlanta Fire Sgt. Cortez Stafford said that firefighters, event medical staff and Grady Hospital staff dealt with more than 200 people who needed assistance at the race. Stafford said 17 of those people were transported with a heat-related issue or a medical condition.
The winner of the men's race, Leonard Korir called it the "toughest race of my career."
About 100,000 bottles of chilled water and Powerade were available to runners at the finish line.
More than 60,000 runners were expected to compete in the world's largest 10K race.
PHOTOS: 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race
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