Runner dies during Savannah half-marathon

Staff reports

A runner died during Saturday’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in Savannah, WTOC-TV reported.

The man was 35 years old and his identity was not released at the request of his family, the television station reported. The Savannah Morning News reported that the man was from Georgia.

“We are saddened by a heartbreaking and tragic loss. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to family members and loved ones of the runner,” said a statement released by marathon medical director P.Z. Pearce.

A moment of silence is planned before Sunday’s 5K race.