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Cerritos man, 21, dies after running Philadelphia Marathon

November 21, 2011 |  8:50 am

A 21-year-old runner from Cerritos died moments after crossing the finish line of the Philadelphia Marathon, officials said Monday.

Jeffrey Lee was one of two runners who died Sunday at the Philadelphia Marathon, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The newspaper said a 40-year-old man also died a quarter-mile from the finish line; he has not been identified by authorities. Both appear to have died from heart attacks, police officials told the Inquirer.

Lee, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, had run the 13.1-mile half-marathon in 1 hour, 58 minutes, 6 seconds, according to the marathon's website.

University officials said Lee was a senior in the Wharton School of Business in a dual program in which he also studied healthcare.

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