BY Lorri Wickenhauser, The Western JournalFebruary 16, 2023
1 year ago

Young Prodigy Named in Forbes' '30 Under 30' List Collapses and Dies Hours After Setting Personal Best Marathon Time

A young man collapsed and died shortly after setting a personal best time in a marathon in Mesa, Arizona.

Pierre Lipton of Providence, Rhode Island, was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead after the Feb. 4 event, according to the Boston Globe. He was 26.

Lipton's father, an emergency medicine specialist, told the Globe that “[t]he working diagnosis is he might have had some sudden electrolyte imbalance that caused arrhythmia.”

Lipton was remembered as a "brilliant" Brown University graduate who had co-founded the news company 1440 Media, named after both the year the printing press was invented and the number of minutes in a day.

The mission of the company was "to share fact-focused information with the world" with news that is as "unbiased as humanly possible."

For that achievement, Lipton had been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list for media in 2022.

Lipton's obituary listed many other accomplishments.

"In college, he started VitaLives, a company aimed at reducing malnutrition and vitamin deficiency," it said.

"He continues his philanthropy today, dedicated to causes he is passionate about like food security, the environment, animal welfare, and health and athletics in less fortunate communities.

"As an organ donor, he also improved many lives."

One of his goals was to play soccer or run "at a semi-elite level for Tonga in the South Pacific."

He didn’t have the chance to realize that dream, "even though everyone who knows him knows that he would have accomplished it," according to his obituary.

Lipton's girlfriend was one of those expressing shock and devastation on social media about the unexpected loss.

"On Saturday, I lost the love of my life. The person I thought I would spend forever with," Eleanor Pereboom wrote.

"He accomplished more than anyone I know in just 26 years, but he still had so many plans.

"He collapsed at the marathon finish line, after running his fastest time for the distance. ... He was doing what he loved.

She urged friends to "Please read his obituary and remember him. He was truly an incredible person."

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Eleanor Pereboom (@elleboom)

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Lorri Wickenhauser, The Western Journal

NATIONAL NEWS

SEE ALL

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case Of Woman Ticketed For Honking Horn

In a profound setback for activists championing the cause of free speech through symbolic gestures, the Supreme Court has opted to remain on the sidelines.…
14 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Biden Admin Planted Operative In Fani Willis' Office

In what could be described as a startling revelation, sources allege that the Biden administration maneuvered to influence a prosecutorial investigation against former President Donald…
14 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Hunter Biden Grilled In D.C. Ahead Of Deposition

In a dramatic twist in Washington's political theater, Hunter Biden, the president's first son, has landed in the capital to face a Republican-led Congress eager…
14 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Trump Legal Team Officially Appeals Civil Fraud Verdict

In a recent judicial development that has captured national attention, former President Trump has taken legal steps to contest a substantial fine against him and…
15 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Jeb Bush Rushes In To Defend Trump

In an unexpected twist, former Republican Florida Governor Jeb Bush leaps to Donald Trump's defense in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. In a surprising alignment,…
16 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

DON'T WAIT.

We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:

    LATEST NEWS

    Newsletter

    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, http://americandigest.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Christian News Alerts is a conservative Christian publication. Share our articles to help spread the word.
      © 2024 - CHRISTIAN NEWS ALERTS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
      magnifier