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Runner dies during Olympic marathon trials


I am Heavy Weapons Guy
Ryan Shay, a U.S. 2003 Olympic champion, died in a marathon trial. He had an enlarged heart, which stopped working halfway 5.5 miles into the marathon. He was supposed to have a pacemaker, but he never got one. His heart just stopped working and he collapsed.


Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
The autopsy was inconclusive, though, so there could have been other factors involved with his collapse.


Secret Agent
Staff member
That's sad news. I don't really know who that is, but, either way it's too bad he didn't have a better idea of his limits physically. You'd think his doctor would have said something to him. Maybe he ignored it?