2 Runners Die in Philly Marathon

Apparent heart attacks claim two men, including Penn State student
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 2:57 AM CST
2 Runners Die in Philly Marathon
Runners start the Philadelphia Marathon yesterday.   (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

Two runners in the Philadelphia marathon died of apparent heart attacks close to the end of the race yesterday. One man was in his 40s, and the other was a 21-year-old Penn State student from California, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The day offered the kind of cool, dry weather that usually protects runners. Mariska Kramer, 37, of the Netherlands was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 2:35:46. Folisho Tuko of Ethopia took the men's title with a time of 2:19:14 (More Philadelphia stories.)

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