Two runners die during half-marathon in Raleigh

Posted by Andy Durham on April 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm under Amateur, Professional | Comments are off for this article

from the Charlotte Observer, by way of the News and Observer in Raleigh:

Sad Sunday News when you take a look at this….

RALEIGH Two runners in Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon events have died, the event’s medical director confirmed.

The runners, who have not been identified, were participants in the event’s half-marathon, a 13.1 mile race.

“We regret to confirm that two participants passed away at today’s half-marathon,” said Dr. P.Z. Pearce, the event’s medical director. “We are greatly saddened by these tragic losses and our prayers go out to the each of the runner’s family and friends.

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