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Illinois man dies during Bix 7 race in Iowa

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) -- A 41-year-old runner who died during a race in Iowa was an Illinois high school wrestling coach.

Genesis Medical Center spokesman Craig Cooper says John Chapman was taken off course on Saturday at the Quad-City Times Bix 7 in Davenport, Iowa.

He later died of an apparent heart attack at the hospital in Davenport. Further details on his death weren't available Sunday.

Chapman was the wrestling coach at Galesburg High School. He had recently returned from a student athlete training camp and had said he had high hopes for the season.

Cooper says 10 other runners were hospitalized and released on Saturday for apparently heat-related illnesses.

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