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Sally Meyerhoff, star marathoner, killed in bicycle accident

March 09, 2011|From Times wire reports

Sally Meyerhoff, considered one of America's top marathoners, was killed Tuesday when the bicycle she was riding collided with a pickup truck in Maricopa, Arizona, according to Runner's World Magazine. She was 27.

Meyerhoff did not yield at a stop sign, according to city officials who are still investigating the fatality, several websites are reporting.

Meyerhoff was training for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston, according to the Arizona Republic. She won a marathon in Arizona in January.

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