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Three Runners Collapse to Their Death in Detroit Half-Marathon - VIDEO!

Society & Culture  (tags: USA, Michigan, Detroit, marathons, detroit Receiving Hospital, collapsed, races, ages, national news )

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A man in his 60s fell and hit his head, Roach said. The cause of the fall was unknown. The man was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two other men, ages 36 and 26, also collapsed during the race and were pronounced..


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Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Monday October 19, 2009, 2:22 pm
Training is important......water & cardiac check-ups - even moreso!

Guess it doesn't matter how old you are....people must stay fit & hyrdrated to run a marathon!

Bette M (91)
Monday October 19, 2009, 2:37 pm
Wicked......I agree.

One can not just up & start running
the body is not trained for it.

Plant trees for life.................

Tierney G (381)
Monday October 19, 2009, 6:51 pm
yep you have to train your way up. You need the proper shoes too makes a big difference! Though Euel Gibbons was a regular runner and a health food fanatic and dropped dead running one day from a heart attack. It can happen to anyone.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 20, 2009, 5:49 am
Wow that's crazy! 26,36 and 66 all relatively young.......

Bette M (91)
Tuesday October 20, 2009, 6:22 am
They should have a walking marathon instead.

Walking even long distance is so much easier
on the human body. We are not ment to do all
this high powered stuff.....We are not cheetahs
or gazelles.

Plant trees for life....................

Amena Andersson (187)
Tuesday October 20, 2009, 8:17 am
I am sticking with walking. Thanks, "Wicked."

Catherine O Neill (73)
Tuesday October 20, 2009, 1:23 pm
I was raised in the belief there's a time to be born & a time to die. It's predestined no matter what you do or don't do it's inevitable.

. (0)
Wednesday October 21, 2009, 11:26 am
One shoudl always check to see if they do not have a heart problem even thought hey are fit as a fiddle.. blood tests and further test should be done regardless of a marathon but annually to determine if there are any underlying problems
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