November 20th, 2011
02:47 PM ET

2 runners die during Philadelphia Marathon

Two runners died while participating in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon, the race's director said.

Melanie Johnson, the executive director of the Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend, said that race organizers "are deeply saddened" by the deaths.

The two runners' identities were not immediately disclosed, as officials were still working to notify their families. Johnson vowed that such information will be provided "as it becomes available."

"Our thoughts remain with the runners' families and friends," Johnson said.

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  1. Peter Sonessa

    The question also should be asked over health and safety concerns for these events.

    November 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
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