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Ex-Wired Deputy Editor Collapses, Dies During SF Marathon

Sad news via the San Francisco Chronicle:

A runner died during the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday in what appeared to be the first fatality in the event’s 29-year history. William Goggins, 43, of San Francisco, collapsed from apparent heart failure after he passed the 24-mile mark of the 26.2 mile race, authorities said.

Goggins, the longtime deputy editor of Wired magazine, had left the magazine earlier this year.

“Think of him as being the smartest, fastest, wittiest person you’ve ever met,” Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson told the paper. “He was a guy who made everything better. His voice was the voice of Wired for about a decade. The headlines were very much his voice. He was the longest serving employee for a long time.”

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