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Runner Who Died Had Enlarged Heart

Family, friends await final autopsy results for 28-year-old marathoner

(Newser) - The long-distance champion runner who died during last weekend’s Olympic marathon trials in New York City was diagnosed as a teenager with an enlarged heart – a common condition among top athletes. Ryan Shay’s father said his son’s heart problem was checked several times and he was... More »

US Marathon Runner Dies in Olympic Trials

Ryan Shay collapsed 5 miles into the race

(Newser) - Four-time US long-distance champion Ryan Shay died today during Olympic marathon trials in New York City, the AP reports. Shay, 28, collapsed about 5 miles into the 26.2-mile race and could not be revived. The cause of death remains unclear. “It cuts a knife through everybody's hearts,”... More »

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