Oct 08, 2012 (Pioneer Press - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A middle-aged runner collapsed with a cardiac arrest during the Medtronic TC 10 Mile race Sunday, Oct. 7, but he was rescued by first aid responders including ski and mountain bike patrol members and fellow runners.
Roberts said the responders performed CPR and got the man's heart restarted with an automated external defibrillator carried by the mountain bikers. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment, Roberts said.
Roberts said there have been two other cardiac arrests in the 14-year history of the 10-mile race, but no fatalities. He said there have been two sudden cardiac deaths in the 31-year history of the Twin Cities Marathon.
Based on the history of the Twin Cities Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon, an article recently published by Roberts and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota found that for every million marathon finishes, 26 people can be expected to have a ca ...