Top distance runner Ryan Shay dies during marathon Olympic trials

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NEW YORK (AP) — Top distance runner Ryan Shay died during the U.S. men’s Olympic marathon trials Saturday after collapsing about 5 1/2 miles into the race. He was 28.

The death came a day before the New York City Marathon, when millions usually line the streets in one of the sport’s showcase days.

Published in: on November 4, 2007 at 1:56 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. It is a sad day for runners.

  2. absolutely right.
    fortunately he died doing what he loved best.


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