Monday, October 19, 2009

Deaths in Detroit Marathon

According to sources, three men had died in the Detroit Marathon. Detroit Marathon celebrated its thirty-two years and according to sources the number of people that took part in the marathon was more than nineteen thousand

More than nineteen thousand runners participated in the marathon and three out of them had died in the Detroit Marathon. According to sources, the deaths had taken place in a gap of 16 minutes. The time of the deaths was between 9:02 a.m and 9:18 a.m. The sources said that to provide medical assistance to runners, six medical stations were placed but they failed to prevent the deaths.
According to Rich Harshbarger, consumer marketing’s Vice President said that the people who had died were 36-year-old Daniel Langdon, 95-year-old Rick Brown and 26-year-old Jon Fenlon. They belonged to Laingsburg, Ohio and Waterford respectively. The cause behind their deaths has not been released yet. According to the running coach Keith Hanson, he didn’t consider weather conditions as the reason behind the runners’ death. In a interview, Hanson said.
“In my mind, the conditions were perfect.”
Back in 1994, the last death had taken place in Detroit Marathon and the man who had died in that race was Samuel Grafton.

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