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Paulding Man Dies After Gobble Jog

Allen Scott Gill collapsed as he finished the 10K benefit run in Marietta on Thursday.

Updated 4 p.m.

Both the Marietta Daily Journal and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, citing a family friend, are reporting that Gill died of a massive heart attack and was probably dead when he hit the ground.

They also say the Gills were regular runners, and Rose Gill routinely beat her husband until Thursday, when she purposely let him finish first.

The funeral for Scotty Gill will be Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at , which says he lived in the Dallas area the past 15 years and was a purchasing agent for Dixie Construction Products for more than 30 years.

Original Report

A Paulding County man collapsed at the end of the Gobble Jog in Marietta and died Thursday.

Allen Scott Gill, 53, went down just as he crossed the Marietta Square finish line of the 10K run and immediately received medical attention, the Marietta Daily Journal reported, but he died at .

His wife, Rose, also ran in the benefit race for and came upon the scene of her husband receiving treatment when she finished about five minutes later, the MDJ said.

Whitepages.com lists an Allen S. Gill in his early 50s on Victorian Circle in the Dallas area.

Ike Reighard, who started as the chief executive officer of MUST on Monday, told the MDJ that the nonprofit group will retire Allen Gill’s race number and do something else to honor him at the 10th annual Gobble Jog next year.

MUST said about 10,000 people overall participated in the Gobble Jog’s 10K, 5K, 1K and tot trot. Race results for the 10K and 5K are posted.

ddhack November 25, 2011 at 02:29 PM
OMG! That's my neighbor! My condolences go out to his wife and family.
Michael Jacobs November 25, 2011 at 02:35 PM
Sorry to hear that, Desiree. Thank you for sharing your condolences.
Michael Jacobs November 25, 2011 at 09:09 PM
A heart attack caused Scotty Gill's death, according to multiple reports.

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