"Runner dies at Army 10-Miler near Pentagon"
A runner from Fairfax County died Sunday during the Army 10-Miler race near the finish line at the Pentagon.
The runner collapsed about 10:40 a.m. about 200 yards from the finish line, said Col. Jim Yonts. Arlington County medics responded immediately and took the runner to George Washington University Hospital.
The cause of death was not known. Yonts said he did not know the runner's age. The runner was a civilian, not a member of the military, he said.
"It's a tragedy nonetheless," Yonts said.
The race started in 70-degree heat and high humidity. Race officials said there was plenty of water and first aid stations along the course.
Well, I was there. After promising water every two miles, they ran out at miles 4 and 6. So that last statement? Either someone is ignorant or someone is lying. Half my post was about the lack of water.
But you know what? I didn't die. Didn't PR, but I didn't die.