By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 15, 2015
Milwaukee, WI - The 20-year-old Milwaukee Rock 'n Sole Half Marathon runner who collapsed and later died at 11:12 p.m. on Saturday after the event was identified as Jon M. Derynda from Oconomowoc. Derynda had just finished his semester as a junior majoring in Business at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Derynda had called his father about a mile from the finish line and had told him that he was dying from running, but his father told him that he was about one mile away from the finish line, according to family members who were waiting at the finish line. He continued to run and once he crossed the finished line, he collapsed and was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office reported that Derynda's cause of death was undetermined.