Anoka HS cross country runner suffers 3 strokes, set to run final race

Scott Benz suffered a head injury that led to a blood clot and three strokes. FOX 9 News says Benz relearned to walk three times and will run his final race Thursday.

Scott Benz suffered a head injury that led to a blood clot and three strokes. FOX 9 News says Benz relearned to walk three times and will run his final race Thursday.

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