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Police release name of runner who died after collapsing


A runner in the Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon has died after collapsing in Saturday's race.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Jake Zeman, 35, from Colombia, S.C., has been identified as the runner who collapsed just before the finish line.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said the runner collapsed near the finish line. He was treated immediately by medical personnel and EMS, then transported to a hospital where he died.

P.Z. Pearce, medical director of the race, said in a statement release that: "Our hearts go out to the family and friends. This is a difficult and tragic situation and we ask everyone to keep this family in their thoughts and prayers."

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