Massachusetts man who collapsed while running Santa Rosa Marathon remembered as ‘blessing’

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Sam Norton was running the Santa Rosa Marathon on Sunday when he collapsed just before reaching his 23rd mile.

Medical personnel rushed to the 26-year-old’s side along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and performed chest compressions as runners passed by.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Details about his cause of death were not available Monday, though he was diagnosed with a rare condition earlier this year.

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