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story.lead_photo.caption Steven Zimmer, 36, died shortly after crossing the finish line at the Soaring Wings Half Marathon in Conway on Saturday.

A 36-year-old man died at the finish line of a central Arkansas half-marathon Saturday, authorities say.

The Faulkner County coroner's office Tuesday identified the runner who collapsed at the end of the Soaring Wings Half Marathon in Conway as Steven Zimmer.

The cause of death had not yet been determined, the office said. Conway Police Department spokesman LaTresha Woodruff wrote in an email that police did not respond because it was "totally a medical issue."

A Facebook post from Soaring Wings Ranch, a foster care home that sponsored the race, said it appeared Zimmer had died from a brain aneurysm shortly after completing the 13.1-mile race.

Zimmer was a Conway resident and a married father of three children, according ot the organization.

The ranch said a fund to support Zimmer's family has been established at both Centennial Bank and First Security Bank in Conway.

"Steven was a Christian family man who loved the Lord. He served his church and the community with a quiet steadfastness,” Zimmer’s family reportedly told Soaring Wings Ranch in a statement. “Not wanting to draw attention to himself, he made it his goal to touch other people's lives and make a difference.”

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  • hah406
    October 24, 2017 at 5:28 p.m.

    Very sad. Rest in peace, and may God comfort the family and friends of the dearly departed.

  • CartoonDude
    October 26, 2017 at 7:14 a.m.

    As healthy as you try to be, you can die at any time. This man was prepared for it. God bless him and his family.

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