Philadelphia Marathon: Two Runners Dead

The two men, ages 21 and 40, died of apparent heart attacks.
1:48 | 11/21/11

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And the eighteenth annual Philadelphia marathon got off to a great start with some 25000. Runners taking advantage of your ideal weather conditions. Perfect -- whether it's ideal her runner and their risk. Not a lot of wins -- humidity. It was just perfect. Still before the race was over tragedy struck not once but twice -- according to Philadelphia police two male runners 21 year old can't afford you can -- but were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital. The number two victims had just reached the finish line when he collapsed the older. About a quarter mile back in the race when he too -- can't most of the other runners who finish the race had no idea what had happened. See you like to go bad you didn't -- over. They're not a -- that nothing specific. Learning of the deaths dampen the excitement of runners who just moments earlier had been basking in their own accomplishments. You know maybe they had created existing condition and not valid point six -- 126 point two miles or even hit America thirteen point one. But says you know you're you're pushing your body. It's terrible. I -- it even be in the best of shape that it had the unfortunate things happened. So it's just. It's sad. You know that there is just makes -- -- -- Manhattan following the confirmation the two deaths Philadelphia marathon race weekend executive director Melanie Johnston released to state. Saying Philadelphia marathon in Philadelphia half marathon organizers extend our deepest sympathies. To the families of the two runners who lost their lives at the Philadelphia marathon and half marathon today. We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are with their families and friends. On the Benjamin Franklin parkway I'm Amy Buckman channel six action news.

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