Updated: Friday, 20 Jul 2012, 12:07 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 19 Jul 2012, 11:34 PM EDT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A Navy SEAL who won the first Braveheart Run-Swim at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront died just two months after the event, and now, Allen Stone's name will be memorialized with the event.
"He was literally a guy who would take a shirt off his back for you and he was a very caring person," Stone's friend Mike Wilson and race chairman said.
Wilson said the event was renamed Allen Stone Brave Heart Memorial Race . Wilson says that the event will now commemorate not only Stone, but will include other Navy SEALS who passed away as well.
"It's not a serious day it's the spirit of fun, but it's what Allen would have wanted," Wilson said.
The race will be held Saturday, July 21.
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