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Nov072013

Update on Fallen Runner

There was a man running the marathon who collapsed near the finish line. Because of the help of runners and the immediate and skilled response of our medic team, they were able to revive him and he is now talking, eating and recovering. The family is extremely grateful for the amazing, quick, and helpful response of everyone! Thank you HMR2H medical team for your expertise and to fellow runners who stopped to help. We continue to pray for his quick and complete recovery!

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On November 3rd, I was running the Road2Hope Hamilton Half marathon with my daughter, who was well ahead of me. Five weeks before, I’d cycled to the summit of Mont Ventoux in France and three weeks before that had completed the 140 kilometre GTA Gran Fondo with an average speed of 29.7 kph. I had no reason to think this half marathon race wasn't going to be anything but fun.

Based on my running-training, I was targeting a 1:45 or so half marathon in Hamilton and had accepted I’d finish behind my daughter. It had been a fun, easy-going and uneventful race, up to that point about 300 metres from the finish. I was running in the flow, mindful only of my pace, the beautiful sunshine on my face and the runners running toward me who were heading for the turn-around behind me. And then I awoke two days later in Hamilton General Hospital. I’ve run 26 marathons, including 5 Boston Marathons, and innumerable shorter-distance races – this was my first-ever DNF.

I'm aware of the bleak statistics regarding the likelihood of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest. With the selfless help of people on the scene – runners, spectators, St John’s Ambulance volunteers, members of the race medical team, Hamilton EMS and the cardiac team at Hamilton General – I beat those odds and survived. In the words of a cardiologist friend of my sister, I ran to the best place to have a cardiac arrest. My heart stopped close to the race medical tent, among and in front of people with a strong sense of community, and in a city with one of the best cardiac hospitals and teams in Ontario. I feel incredibly fortunate.

After the ambulance took me away from the caring people who courageously jumped in to help me, I was rushed to Hamilton General and put into a chemically-induced coma, my body temperature lowered to 33 degrees to preserve brain function and allow for better recovery. By the following Friday, I was in surgery and had a minimally invasive coronary artery bypass to restore unimpeded blood-flow to the front left of my heart. I was discharged on Remembrance Day. I won’t forget how happy I was to be going home.

I'd like to thank all the selfless, caring and courageous people – those individuals who recognized I was in serious trouble and took it upon themselves to help try to turn that around -- for helping save my life.

As for the Road2Hope Half Marathon, I can't wait to return and finish what I started. It was a great course, well managed race with super volunteers and the best medical team you'd ever hope to meet. I only hope they'll have me back!

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