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Paul Meyers Died During the Andrew Jackson Half Marathon

Paul Meyers Dies During Andrew Jackson Half Marathon

Jackson native Paul Meyers died during the Andrew Jackson Half Marathon on March 31, 2012.  Meyers was just 33-years old.

Meyers was an assistant public defender for the 26th Judicial District of Tennessee.  A graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis and the University of Mississippi School of Law.  He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

His death is the first in the 40 years of the Andrew Jackson Marathon and Half Marathon.  The race takes place every spring in Jackson, Tennessee.

“He was (lying) on the road and people had gathered around,” Charleyn Reviere said. “There was no pulse and we put him in the car and got him to Regional as quickly as we could.”

Meyers collapsed and fell around mile marker 8 of the race. He was found by Reviere, as she stood near the street, waiting to cheer her husband on during the race.

Meyers father and brother both died tragically young from heart related issues as well.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul’s family and friends!

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