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14-year-old dies during cross country practice

A 14-year-old central Wisconsin boy has died after collapsing during cross country practice.

Marathon County Medical Examiner John Larson says the student collapsed on Monday afternoon at D.C. Everest’s Stiehm Stadium in Weston. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

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An autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday. The student’s name was not immediately released.

Cross country runners were sent home Monday with letters to their parents making them aware of the incident. Counselors were scheduled to be on hand Tuesday for students.

Weston is located just southeast of Wausau.

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