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Teen Dies During Half Marathon in Virginia Beach

Sadly,  16-year old teen Cameron Gallagher died shortly after finishing the Virginia Beach Shamrock Half Marathon last weekend. She collapsed just past the finished line and died shortly after at a local hospital.

Cameron Gallagher crumpled to the ground at 9:30 a.m. after crossing the finish line at Virginia Beach’s Shamrock Half Marathon. The Richmond girl was rushed to a local hospital, but doctors were unable to revive her heartbeat. She passed away at 11. a.m.

Family members who came out to cheer for the 16-year-old girl are now coming to terms with the fact that her young life was cut so short.

Cameron had a huge heart for helping others and had been planning a “Speaking Up 5K” to promote awareness about teen suicide.

Before her death, Cameron had been organizing a 5K to promote awareness about suicide. Friends say that the teen’s “Speaking Up 5K” will continue in Cameron’s memory.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cameron’s parents, family, and friends.

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Joshua Holmes has completed 150 marathons/ultramarathons while running 100+ miles 31 including races such as the Badwater 135, Western States 100, The Last Annual Vol State 500K (3x). His favorite races to date are the Vol State 500K, Badwater 135, Catalina Eco Marathon, Chimera 100, Across The Years, Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Tunnel Hill 100, RUTS, EC100 and the Flying Monkey Marathon in his home state of Tennessee. Follow @bayou Google+

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