Man Dies After Being Struck by Lightning Just Before the Finish Line in Kansas Ultra Trail Runner Race

An ultra trail runner has reportedly died after he was struck by lightning near the finish line of a race near Independence, Kansas.

Thomas Stanley, 33, was approaching the end of the Flatrock 50K when he was struck by lightning from a storm as it rolled into the area. Other runners nearby reportedly administered chest compressions in an effort to save the runner, but were unable to do so.

“Thomas’ family says that the chances of being killed by a lightning strike are about one in a million, and Thomas was truly a one-in-a-million guy,” race organizers said in a Facebook post.

Source: Ultra trail runner dies after being struck by lightning near finish line

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