Black bear kills 16-year-old boy running in race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 16-year-old runner competing in a race in Alaska on Sunday died after he was mauled by a black bear.

The teenager, whose identity has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race when he was attacked, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.

He was at the halfway point turnaround and on his way down at 12:37 p.m. when he texted a family member that he was being chased by a bear.

Officials immediately began a...

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