Marathon runner who died in Savannah is identified

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Authorities in Savannah have released the identity of a marathon runner who collapsed and died near the finish line.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say 35-year-old Jake Zeman of Columbia, S.C., died after falling ill during Saturday's Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon.

Race medical director P.Z. Pearce said the death was a difficult and tragic situation, and that event officials are asking everyone to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers.

Organizers say 14,700 runners were at the starting line for the main 26.2-mile race and a half marathon.

The men's full-marathon winner was 23-year-old Eric McDonald of Groveland, Mass., with a time of two hours, 29 minutes and 47 seconds. The women's winner was 23-year-old Alyssa Kulik of Columbia, S.C. Her time was two hours, 53 minutes and nine seconds.



More Local

Department of revenue Chief shares info on tax fraud crackdowns

The Georgia Department of Revenue saved Georgia taxpayers over $33 million in fraudulent tax returns in 2014, according to Revenue Commissio ... Read More


Trammell discusses General Assembly

Rep. Bob Trammell spoke about his first session as a member of the Georgia General Assembly at a meeting of the Coweta County Democratic Par ... Read More


Behavioral hospital CON process crux of court hearing

It was standing room only at the beginning of Wednesday’s hearing regarding the future of the proposed behavioral health hospital in N ... Read More


Relay for Life gets boost from local schools

The Coweta County School System (CCSS) has been a longtime supporter of Coweta County’s Relay for Life (RFL), and its schools are some ... Read More


armed robbery

Suspected gang member, shooting victim pleads guilty

This week, a local gang member pleaded guilty to an armed robbery he committed only a few months after he was the victim of a violent assaul ... Read More

Raise the Praise coming Saturday

Raise the Praise, Coweta!, a Christian music festival, will be held Saturday at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. The Newnan Kiwanis Club is sp ... Read More