TFS FOUNDER ADAM JACOBS DIES UNEXPECTEDLY
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Adam Jacobs, the founder and editor of TheFinalSprint.com and an
enthusiastic supporter of American distance running, died unexpectedly
last night. He was 24 and lived in Jersey City, N.J.
The death was confirmed by his mother, Jodi Jacobs, who called the Race
Results Weekly office this morning to report her son's death.
Jacobs founded TheFinalSprint.com while a first year law student to
provide both coverage of elite distance running and to build ties in
the running community for athletes of all abilities. A natural
salesman, Jacobs quickly found sponsors for the site and built up the
site's editorial content with a special focus on podcasts and elite
athlete blogs. Sara Hall, Ryan Hall, Nick Symmonds, and Jon Rankin
were amongst the athletes who blogged on TheFinalSprint.com.
Like other information websites, TheFinalSprint.com was hit by the
recent downturn in advertising and sponsorship revenue, especially from
the auto industry. Over the last several months the site had fewer
updates than normal.
A funeral service for Adam will be held tomorrow in Manalapan, N.J., at
the Bloomfield-Cooper Jewis Chapel, 44 Wilson Avenue; 732-446-4242.
The service will begin at 2:00 p.m., but mourners are encouraged to
come at 1:00 p.m. to gather in advance.
Mrs. Jacobs encouraged mourners to make
a donation in Adam's name to their favorite running organization.