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Police: 1 runner dead in Chicago Marathon

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Associated Press

Authorities say a 35-year-old male runner who collapsed during the Chicago Marathon is dead.

Chicago police spokesman Darryl Baety says the runner collapsed to the ground around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday while running on city's near South Side.

Police say the North Carolina man was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center around noon.

The Cook County medical examiner's office says an autopsy is planned for Monday.

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