Penn State Alum Dies at Pittsburgh Half-Marathon
Kyle Chase Johnson, a 23-year-old member of the Penn State Class of 2012, passed away this morning after going into cardiac arrest while running the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon. Johnson was a member of the Lion Ambassadors while at Penn State.
Johnson, a former football player at North Allegheny High School, fell down at the 12-mile marker, just 1.1 miles away from finishing his race, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Emergency staff members attempted to resuscitate him at the scene to no avail. He was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy Hospital, according to the Trib.
Johnson was working at Deloitte & Touche and had just finished his first of four tests to become a Certified Public Accountant. His father mentioned to the Trib that Kyle had recently run a similar race in New York but had no prior health problems.
Our thoughts go out to Kyle’s friends and family during this difficult time.
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