On Nov. 28, 2013, Matt Sedney went for a run with the sister he would lose in 27 days.
It was Thanksgiving in Ridgefield, Conn., his first since graduating from Washington College that spring. Jennifer Sedney had gotten into running, and Matt, her younger brother, only sibling and a former Division III soccer player, was following her lead. Along with their father, Len, they had signed up for the city's Turkey Trot.
They were assigned sequential bib numbers for the 5K run, Nos. 500 to 502. They finished less than 2 1/2 minutes apart, the 62-year-old Len in first and Jennifer just 96 seconds behind Matt.
With the morning chill below...