Second runner dies after Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Second runner dies after Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A second Rock 'n' Roll Marathon runner has died.

Robert Staiti, Hilton Head Island, completed the half marathon and passed away after getting home. According to his wife, he fell over and was unresponsive. She called 911 and he was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

"Sadly, I had to witness all of it. And being that I am a nurse, CPR was started immediately but unfortunately we lost him," said Stephanie Staiti-Michetti, wife. "He has run several full marathons including NYC, this one was only a half. He was active, ran almost every day."

Robert has a 3-year-old daughter and 11-month-old son.

Funeral services will be Thursday. Viewing will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with memorial service immediately following at Sauls Funeral in Bluffton, SC.

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