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Classmates honor Cameron Bean by running a 5K

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Those who knew Cameron Bean laced up their running shoes Saturday morning, and ran a 5K around the Baylor campus in his honor.

Cameron Bean, 28,  died in September after he was hit by a car while running against the flow of traffic along Moccasin Bend. 


“When I heard the news all I could think about was a tremendous amount of positive experiences that Cameron and I have had together. And that's what everybody is here today is to do is to do something for each other,” said Oliver Townsend.

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Bean’s classmates say he was passionate about running and his faith, but there's something a lot of people didn't realize.  

“They don't know he was passionate about everybody else’s experience with running. I would call him five days a week and talk about what I did and how it felt,” said Curt Schissrauter.

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Classmates say Bean helped them discover a love of running.

“Cameron has really helped us appreciate how running has been integral to the Baylor community,” said Schmissrauter.

Beans parents stood by and watched as their son's former classmates honor him in the best way possible.

“It feels incredible, it's unbelievable,” said Lisa Bean, Mother.

Bean ran on the Baylor cross country team and continued his running career at Samford University. In 2013 he qualified for the USA National Championships.

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