32 year UK rider dies of heart attack.
I know this subject is close to a few of us here, but thought others might also be interested in this story. No one is safe it appears.....
"Heart attack caused cyclist death
A cyclist who was found on the A3012 between Calne and Mile Elm, was killed by a heart attack, police said.
Martin Carr, who was 32, was discovered at the side of the road at about 0545 BST on Tuesday by a passing motorist who called emergency services."
Paramedics treated him for serious injuries but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination revealed the Calne man had had a heart attack, police said."
BBC link http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...re/6521187.stm
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2 heart attacks & still turning the cranks.
Here in the States, many years ago avid runner and writer Jim Fixx died of a heart attack just after a run. It turned out that while he was fit, his family was predisposed to heart trouble, and his coronary arteries were almost completely blocked. He had probably given himself some extra time with all the running, but he couldn't outrun his genes.
If I remember correctly, wasn't he the longest lived male in his family in generations?
Originally Posted by chucko58
To the troll mobile, away...
When life seems to be getting the best of me, stories like this snap me back and make me realize that I'm still in the game. I tend to re-evaluate my priorities and schedule some time for family, friends, and riding.
My sympathy to the man's family and friends.