A 23-year-old man from Boston collapsed at the 25th-mile marker of the Baltimore Marathon.
The man was taken to the hospital with a a core body temperature of 107 or 108 degrees and was pronounced dead a few hours later.
The local medical examiner is scheduled to perform the autopsy today to try to determine the cause of death.
" We are heartbroken about it and it puts a sad note on an otherwise
great day for Baltimore," said Lee Corrigan, the event organizer. " Our hearts go out to him and his
family," he added.
This is the second time a runner has died in the race' s nine-year history. A brain
aneurysm apparently claimed the life of a participant in the first year of the race, Corrigan
It is very uncommon for runners to die during a marathon---some studies have suggested a rate 1 death per 50,000 runners.
This marks the second weekend of deadly running.
Last weekend two runners died at the recent Rock ' n' Roll Half Marathon in San Jose.
Click HERE to watch an interview with a witness who talks about the runners collapse.
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