SAVANNAH, GA (November 7, 2011): The marathon runner who died Saturday in the Rock N Roll Marathon has been identified as Ulysses Thomas, 58, of Fountain Inn, SC.


The Competitor Group that produced the marathon asked Savannah-Chatham Metro Police to distribute the information Monday evening.


Thomas, who was called “Tom” by his friends, was running in his first marathon.


In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Mission of the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network ( or Triune Mercy Center (




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