Sally Meyerhoff, a world -class marathon runner, tragically died in a bicycle accident south of Phoenix on March 8, according to She was riding in Maricopa, Arizona when she collided with a truck.   Investigators have not indicated whether Meyerhoff was wearing a bicycle helmet.

Meyerhoff, 27, was a title-winning marathon runner at Duke University.  She won the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in 2011, becoming the first female to win the marathon. She had qualified for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trial.  Meyerhoff was currently training for the Olympics as well as the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

Meyerhoff died instantly from the collision. Preliminary investigations show that Meyerhoff failed to yield at an intersection. There were no indications that the truck driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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