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Distance Runner Drenth Dies After a Workout

June 03, 1986|Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. — Distance runner Jeff Drenth collapsed after a training run Monday and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Drenth, a 24-year-old native of Charlevoix, Mich., collapsed after arriving at the offices of the Athletics West track club for a scheduled massage.

Said Scott Pengelly of Athletics West: "He was joking around with some friends, and then he stepped into the rest room. Some of our friends found him there, and the paramedics were called."

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