Runner Dies During San Francisco Ultra

Cause of death unknown

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A 63-year-old ultramarathoner died on Sunday after disappearing during a 50K trail race on Mount Diablo, near San Francisco. According to SFGate, Rene Brunet was on pace to meet the race’s nine-hour cutoff time when he passed the last checkpoint. When Brunet didn’t cross the finish line, race officials sent out a party to find him. Searchers found him at the bottom of an embankment about three miles from the end of the race.

“I had seen him in the morning, a couple of times during the day, and he was in great spirits,” said race director John Brooks. “At the last checkpoint, he told people he was doing great.”

Brunet’s cause of death is still unknown.

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