Two Die at Philadelphia Marathon

Men collapse near finish line

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Two runners who collapsed near the finish line of Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon were later pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital. University of Pennsylvania student Jeffrey Lee, 21, and an unidentified 40-year-old man are believed to have suffered heart attacks. Several high-profile deaths have raised concerns about the safety of marathon running, although the risk of dying in a marathon remains significantly smaller than the risks posed by a sedentary lifestyle.

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