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It was a bright, clear day in late October when Owen sprinted out of his house at 7 am. He had donned his Under Armor shorts, T-shirt and Brooks Adrenaline sneakers — attire fit for a serious runner. He did his regular pre-run warm up — a few lunges, bending each knee and grabbing the foot one at a time by the ankle, before he crossed the street to run on a sidewalk in the direction of the traffic. A full day lay ahead of him with four new patients to see. New patients meant more time spent in getting their history of prior ailments and family background. The visit to Michigan to meet his long time friend Ashley for Thanksgiving was also on his mind.