Yesterday at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon two young men died during the race. One man shortly after completing the race and another around the mile 10-11 mark of the race.
The men were 35 and 31 years old.
Rock ‘n’ Roll officials released the following statement:
“Wake County EMS and medical personnel were immediately on the scene and attempted to revive each runner, but their efforts were unsuccessful. We are greatly saddened by these tragic losses and our prayers go out to the each of the runners’ family and friends.”
It’s the 12th death at Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon/half marathon since 2005 according to the Charlotte Observer.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of both of these men. The news comes just a few hours after another runner died shortly after completing the London Marathon in London Marathon.