Chicago Marathon runner from North Carolina dead


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Submitted: Sun, 10/09/2011 - 8:59pm
Updated: Mon, 10/10/2011 - 2:26pm
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CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say a 35-year-old male runner who collapsed during the Chicago Marathon is dead. Race medical director Dr. George Chiampas says the North Carolina man collapsed about 500 yards from the finish line. He says medical personnel were able to get his heart beating again but he died 1 hour, 45 minutes after he was attended to at the race.

Chicago police spokesman Darryl Baety says the runner collapsed to the ground around 10:30 a.m. Police say he was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center around noon Sunday.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office says an autopsy is planned for Monday.

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