Runner found dead following Mt. Diablo race

June 3, 2013 11:15:44 PM PDT
A San Francisco man died while running a race on Mt. Diablo on Sunday, according to the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

Rene Brunet, 63, was participating in the Mt. Diablo Trail Run when he died, a coroner's deputy said.

Brunet was found down an embankment on Mitchell Canyon Fire Road at about 7:30 p.m. by park staff and the race director, Mt. Diablo Supervising Ranger Dan Stefanisko said.

He was overdue to finish the race, which prompted the search, Stefanisko said.

The race began at 8:30 a.m. and participants can run an 8, 25 or 50 kilometer race.

A cause of death for Brunet has not yet been determined, the deputy said.

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