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Norman Ruth of Hermantown gave family members a wave as he passed by during the Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon on Saturday. Ruth died a few hours later of a heart attack. On Monday, family members said they don't believe stress from the race caused Ruth's heart attack. (Photo courtesy of the Ruth family)

Heart attack was waiting to strike, Hermantown runner's family says

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DULUTH - Andrea and Ryan Ruth had planned to wait to share the big news with their family, but minutes before Andrea and her father-in-law, Norman, were to run Saturday's half-marathon together, she changed her mind.

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