Man Dies During Krispy Kreme Race Challenge

A runner died after starting the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh — a North Carolina State University tradition in which thousands come out for a 5-mile race and doughnut feast to help raise money for a local children’s hospital, race organizers said.

Shortly after the race began Saturday morning, the 58-year-old man, who has not been named, began having chest pains and left the track, organizers said in a statement. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“Unfortunately we have some sad news to share,” the statement said. “We regretfully confirm that a participant of today’s Krispy Kreme Challenge has died.”

The statement added: “We are deeply saddened and wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.”

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