16-year-old participant of the marathon «memorial of Robert Spurr», which took place in Alaska, was killed in an attack by a black bear, reports The Guardian.
The TV station KTUU (anchorage) reports that the athlete, who is not named, participated in the Junior group of the race between anchorage and Girdwood.
He covered about half the distance, when I noticed that he was pursuing a bear. He managed to give his mother an SMS.
To help left search team. But it was only discovered the body of a young athlete.
The representative of the Rangers of Alaska said that the body removed from the scene.
Marathon Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb is held in the 29th time.