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Registration underway for July 24 races

Registration is now being accepted for the 27th annual Deseret News/Granite Furniture Marathon and 13th annual 10K road race at all four Granite Furniture locations, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and the Deseret News. Race day is Wednesday, July 24.

Race organizers are planning for 1,000 marathon participants and 3,000 10K runners according to race director Scott Kerr of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation.

Over 300 volunteers are needed to help with aid stations, the finish line and refreshment area. For info about the race and to volunteer call 468-2560.

BYU recruit Jason Keo killed in auto accident

Jason Keo, a star high school running back in Hawaii who had signed to play football for BYU, was killed in an automobile accident early Sunday morning. The Kahuku High School senior died after losing control of his car and hitting a utility pole early Sunday morning. He was returning home from a graduation party.

Keo, of Laie, Hawaii, attended the same high school as current Cougars tight end Itula Mili and running back Mark Atuaia. Keo missed most of his senior season with a broken collarbone, but was back in time for the state playoffs. He rushed for 279 yards in the league championship game and 120 yards in a one-point loss to Saint Louis for the Hawaii prep title.