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Competitor passes away in Rock Creek trail race

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Officials with Rock Creek confirm to Channel 3 a competitor in the Stump Jump 50k trail race passed away Saturday afternoon. 

Jim Sapere, general manger for Rock Creek, says the man collapsed around 4 p.m., 20 miles in to the 32 mile race on Signal Mountain. At this time, he says the death appears to be medically related. However, Sapere says the exact cause has yet to be determined.

There is no word on the man's age or identity.   

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