David Forster Jr. could run fast, but sometimes he just wanted to get others across the finish line.
That’s why the 2:37 marathon runner throttled down his 6-minute pace to run alongside his fiancée in Grandma’s Marathon earlier in June, helping her finish her first 26.2-mile race. A week later, the 27-year-old elite runner collapsed and died blocks from his Minneapolis house as he finished an 8-mile evening run.