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Marathoner's cause of death not released

Updated: October 17, 2003, 9:10 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

OXFORD, Ohio -- Tragedy struck Ohio University's men's basketball program and the entire university community when Rachael Townsend, wife of assistant coach Brian Townsend, died Sunday after completing the Chicago marathon.

The 29-year old Townsend collapsed shortly after finishing the race. The Chicago Tribune reported that she was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m., 30 minutes after completing the race. An autopsy was performed, but cause of death hasn't been released.

Townsend was ...

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