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Ryan Shay died during the U.S. men's Olympic marathon trials


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Bob Graz

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Posted November 03 2007 - 04:41 AM

Wow, this was a shock. He collapsed 5 1/2 miles into the race.

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Michael Harris

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Posted November 03 2007 - 07:27 AM

I'll be curious as to the cause. This is the third race related fatality in recent weeks with a death at the Chicago Marathon and DC's Army Ten Miler on the same day. Both runners those were relatively young.

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Michael Harris

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Posted November 04 2007 - 08:43 AM

According to today's Washington Post:

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Shay, who had an enlarged heart, died of an apparent massive heart attack, Shay's father, Joe, said in a telephone interview from his home in East Jordan, Mich