Air Force Reservist Dies after Fitness Test

A reservist with the U.S. Air Force collapsed Saturday as he was about to complete a fitness test and was pronounced dead later that day.

A reservist with the U.S. Air Force collapsed as he was about to complete a fitness test and later died, several media outlets reported.

Staff Sgt. Richard Spofford, a maintenance technician with the 315th Maintenance Group at Joint Base Charleston (SC), was nearing the last lap of the fitness test's 1 1/2-mile run when he collapsed, according to the Air Force Times. Spofford was taken by ambulance to Trident Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He was 26.

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