A 31-year-old man died after collapsing during the 13.1-mile Philadelphia Distance Run. John Whitaker of Sewell, N.J. was declared dead at 11:10 a.m. at Hahnemann University Hospital, an hour after collapsing while running the half-marathon.
Mexico's Dionicio Ceron led for the final nine miles to win the race in 1 hour 46 seconds and break the course record of 1:00:55 set by Mark Curp in 1985.
New Zealander John Campbell, who placed fourth overall, set a men's masters world best at 1:02:28. Mario Cueyas set the previous best of 1:05:28 in this race last year.
Cathy O'Brien was the women's winner in 1:09:39 and Priscilla Welch the women's masters winner in 1:13:22. . . .
Australian Steve Moneghetti set a world-best time of 1 hour 34 seconds for a half-marathon in winning the Great North Run in Newcastle, England, by more than one minute over Douglas Wakiihuri of Kenya.
The 27-year-old teacher broke the half-marathon mark of 1:00:43, set by Kenyan Mike Musyoki in the 1986 Great North Run, by nine seconds.
Rosa Mota of Portugal was the women's winner in the 13.1-mile race in 1:09:33.