Michigan Woman Dies After Medical Emergency During Race

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a 76-year-old woman died after having a medical emergency while running a race in southwestern Michigan Sunday.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the woman was participating in the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) race of the Borgess Run for the Health of It event. Race organizer Blaine Lam says the woman had completed about 1.2 kilometers (0.75 miles) before she was taken to a hospital, where she died.

Woman dies while running Borgess 10K in Kalamazoo https://t.co/MhlQCkkkWc

— Kalamazoo Gazette (@Kzoo_Gazette) May 6, 2019

The Kalamazoo woman's name and cause of death weren't immediately released.

Medical workers are posted along routes for the race and other related running events, which included the Borgess Half Marathon and the Kalamazoo Marathon.


Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette, http://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo