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Post by EugeneRunner on Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:21 pm

Best I can tell (I've searched more than I should have) this guy is the fastest MI survivor, at least in the middle distances.  David Heath of Great Britain had a heart attack in 2002, and ran 3:54 for 1500m in 2010 at age 45.  Now at age 50 he has run 1:59 for 800m and a world age group record of 4:02 for 1500m.  I'm not aware of anyone else who has run a world record after an MI, but it seems fairly likely someone else has done that in one of the much older age groups.

More info here:  http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/local/latest-local-news/ashwicken-athlete-heath-set-for-masters-great-britain-comeback-1-6789328

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Re: World's Fastest Heart Attack Survivor?

Post by twal on Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:33 pm

This gives you something to shoot for. Maybe you can be a record holding heart attack survivor.

We've got the get this guy on our group.

The rest of us can only sit back in awe.

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Re: World's Fastest Heart Attack Survivor?

Post by Dave Tuttle on Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:50 pm

Kinda shreds the outdated mindset that a heart issue means the end of an active life doesn't it.cheers

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Re: World's Fastest Heart Attack Survivor?

Post by BA on Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:26 am

Guess I have some training to do...

Seriously, Just knowing this is great medicine for us survivors.
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Re: World's Fastest Heart Attack Survivor?

Post by Gary E on Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:37 am

Breaks my heart Sad , I always thought you were the fastest!
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Re: World's Fastest Heart Attack Survivor?

Post by Sumorunner on Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:41 am

So then, my 9:59 mile last Tuesday won't make the record books? Oh wait, I never had a heart attack. I'm safely in another category.

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