Detroit marathon deaths

6 Stories

3 Runners Drop Dead in Detroit Marathon

Autopsies today will probe deaths of three men

(Newser) - Michigan authorities will conduct autopsies today on three men who died within a 16-minute span during yesterday's Detroit marathon. Just after 9am, a 36-year-old collapsed on the course after 11 miles, and a few minutes later a 65-year-old longtime runner dropped to the ground near the same spot. At the... More »

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 »

Marathoner Who Died Was Hauled to Wrong ER

Collapsed runner's ambulance got lost

(Newser) - Earlier this month at the sweltering Chicago Marathon, the ambulance transporting the runner who died got lost, had to get directions from another ambulance, and eventually ended up in the wrong emergency room. The man was in full cardiac arrest when the ambulance arrived on the scene and was, according... More »

Heart Condition Blamed for Marathon Death

Cardiac malformation, not sweltering heat, felled Michigan cop

(Newser) - The 35-year-old police officer who died during yesterday's Chicago Marathon succumbed to a pre-existing heart condition, not the record heat, his autopsy has revealed. Chad Schieber of Midland, Mich., suffered from mitral valve prolapse, the Chicago Tribune reports. The marathon was canceled after 3½ hours when high temperatures raised fears... More »

Man Dies in Sun-Scorched Marathon

Record heat, safety concerns end Chicago race after 3½ hours

(Newser) - A 35-year-old man competing in the Chicago Marathon collapsed on the course and died yesterday, an apparent victim of record temperatures that topped out around 88 degrees. Officials called off the race at 11:30 a.m., with thousands still running and some complaining about a lack of water available... More »

6 Stories