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  • #46
    Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Steve Roth, boys track coach at Washington HS in Iowa for 40+ years is currently battling COVID-19.
    He appears to have recovered: https://www.southeastiowaunion.com/s...overy-20200422

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    • #47
      https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronaviru...-from-covid-19

      Ralph Davis died of COVID-19 complications Wednesday morning. He was 60 and a beloved basketball and track coach, who left an impression on all he touched, even Jason Friske, who briefly worked with him in 2009.

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      • #48
        https://www.lhvc.com/story/2020/05/1...osis/5463.html

        When Niwot High School track coach Maurice Henriques discovered he had contracted the coronavirus, he was neither surprised nor intimidated. Henriques's wife Christina works as a nurse and with her increased exposure, they were both prepared for a COVID-19 diagnosis.

        Fortunately for Henriques, he believes his week-plus stretch of mild symptoms is improving and his wife's symptoms have subsided after just a few days. His wife has even been cleared to return to work as soon as next week. "She's a lot tougher than me I guess," Henriques said with a chuckle.

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        • #49
          https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...s-coronavirus/

          Dalton Ebanks, title-winning former track coach at George Mason, dies of coronavirus

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          • #50
            https://ny.milesplit.com/articles/28...se-of-covid-19

            HOF Coach Gene Dall Recovers From Deadly Case Of COVID-19

            Gene Dall can walk again.

            He is weak and his steps are measured but he is moving about now without the aid of a walker. While Dall can say that now, there was no certainty that it would be possible while he was lying unconscious in a Corpus Christi, Texas hospital bed in early April after falling victim to CoVid-19.

            The former long-time North Rockland High boys track coach suspected he had the virus when he was swabbed on April 8. By the time his suspicions were confirmed on April 10, though, he had taken a turn for the worse and was "going downhill".

            Dall, 72, lives in the small town of Kingsville, Texas, where he serves as the assistant track coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville, a Division II powerhouse coached by his son Ryan Dall. While he was aware of what was going on back in his old New York stomping grounds in regards to the virus, he was certainly not prepared for what would happen to him, especially since there have reportedly been, to date, fewer than 20 CoVid-19 cases in his county.

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            • #51
              Noted in post #35 on April 26

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              • #52
                https://www.baltimoresun.com/coronav...oju-story.html

                Malcolm Pittman thought he had food poisoning, and he remained ill for two weeks, his mother said. But when he stopped responding to calls and text messages earlier this month, his family grew concerned, and he was later found dead inside his Accokeek home, his mother, Eva Pittman-Kilpatrick, said.

                She said her 56-year-old son tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

                As a youth, his first passion was track and field, said Guy Goodwin, who grew up with Mr. Pittman.

                Mr. Goodwin said he and Mr. Pittman spent a lot of time at the Cecil-Kirk Recreation Center in East Baltimore. They were also members of the Baltimore Ed Waters Track and Field Alliance Club.

                Mr. Pittman’s passion for sports continued his entire life, his mother said. Mr. Pittman coached football, basketball, and track and field at the St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., for nearly 20 years.

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                • #53
                  https://essexnewsdaily.com/news/westorange/88677


                  Legendary track coach and beloved West Orange High School English teacher Joseph Suriano, 73, died April 10 due to complications from COVID-19.



                  During the course of his legendary career, Suriano coached five All-Americans and three athletes meeting Olympic Team standards and, under his leadership, the WOHS track team won seven league championships. Suriano was also named All-Area Coach of the Year 16 times, League Coach of the Year eight times and Essex County Coach of the Year twice. He was named Essex County Retired Coach of the Year in 2015, was honored by the West Orange Township Council in 2016 and established the Suriano Family Scholarship along with the West Orange Scholarship Fund. In addition to his career as a coach, Suriano was named Teacher of the Year three times.

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                  • #54
                    Tommy Rivers Puzey, a well-known ultra runnner, is on a ventilator with a presumed case of COVID

                    https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene...-rivers-puzey/

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                    • #55
                      Terrifying to read....

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                      • #56
                        AC Jaime, a race walking coach from Texas, has passed away from COVID.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
                          AC Jaime, a race walking coach from Texas, has passed away from COVID.
                          Really nice man who did a lot outside the track world.

                          Details and some video interviews with him:

                          https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth836721/

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
                            Tommy Rivers Puzey, a well-known ultra runnner, is on a ventilator with a presumed case of COVID

                            https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene...-rivers-puzey/
                            In what is likely worse news, it appears his lungs are filled with cancer, not COVID.

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                            • #59
                              That sounds awful...

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                              • #60
                                Not exactly sure where to put this.

                                https://twitter.com/FrancoFava2/stat...82140220215296

                                Franco Fava
                                @FrancoFava2
                                Wayde van Niekerk will not run 100 and 400 tomorrow, Saturday, at the Trieste meeting in Italy. He tested positive to Covid-19. The 400 WR holder arrived in Italy the 19 July for a training stage in Gemona del Friuli
                                @insidethegames

                                @WorldAthletics

                                @FrancsJeux

                                @Olympics
                                3:29 PM · Jul 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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