Resident dies while participating in Utah Marathon

SUGAR CITY – A local man died running in a Utah marathon on Saturday.

Hayden Holman, 22, of Sugar City was competing in the 26-mile St. George Marathon with family members. Towards the end of the race, family members say he suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing.

“He called us when he was two minutes from the finish line to make sure someone was there to take a photo,” said stepmother Karin Holman. “But he never showed up.”

Emergency personnel responded and began administering CPR. He remained unresponsive, but they managed to get his heart to beat again. He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he eventually died.

Family members say Hayden was a strong, athletic young man who wrestled in high school and enjoyed rock climbing and running marathons. He grew up in Idaho Falls and attended Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

He had recently served a Latter-day Saint mission in Montreal, Canada, and just seven months ago he married his beloved Charlotte.

“Hayden was one of the most outgoing and kind people,” Karin said. “He loved everyone and wore his heart on his sleeve. He will be long missed. ”

Hayden’s cause of death is unknown and an autopsy will be performed in the near future.

The Holman family are planning to hold the funeral on Oct. 11 at the Coltrin Mortuary and Crematorium in Idaho Falls. To donate money for funeral expenses, a GoFundMe account and a Money Pot account have been set up by family and friends.

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