Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The aspirations of an athlete, businessman cut short
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.