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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – The man who collapsed and died following the Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon last weekend has been identified.

St. Cloud Hospital identifies the runner as 35-year-old Paul Melby of Byron. He collapsed after completing the 26.2-mile race Saturday that ran through Holdingford, Avon, Albany and St. Joseph.

Melby was pronounced dead at St. Cloud Hospital. Race director Sharon Hobbs says a medical team was on hand when Melby collapsed. The St. Cloud Times says about 250 runners participating in the marathon.

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