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Marathon runner dies

July 31, 2006 at 5:12 PM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 (UPI) -- In what may have been the first such incident in its history, a runner in the 26.2-mile San Francisco Marathon died as he neared the end.

William Goggins, 43, of San Francisco, collapsed Sunday from apparent heart failure after crossing the 24-mile mark, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday. He was one of about 15,000 participants who ran to raise money for cancer research.

A doctor connected with the event said a spectator tried to revive Goggins and a medical crew reached him within moments. However, Goggins did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Goggins had been a deputy editor of Wired magazine.

Wired Editor Chris Anderson said: "Think of him as being the smartest, fastest, wittiest person you've ever met. That's Bill."

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