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American Born Runner Wins Bix 7
Ryan Hall of Mammoth Lakes, California was was the Quad Citiy Times Bix 7 winner.

Hall completed the race in 32 minutes and 55 seconds, taking home a 12-thousand dollar check for the top spot.

Hall is the first American born runner to win the seven mile race in 19 years. Other U.S. citizens have won in past years, but they were not born in this country.

The race did not have all positive outcomes. A Galesburg man passed away while participating in the race.

41-year old John Chapman collapsed during the sixth mile of the race near 15th and Brady Streets.

Chapman is the wrestling coach at Galesburg High School. He was running the race with his wife Jody, when died of an apparent heart attack.
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