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26 Oct 2009 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Deaths during running: Is exercise safe? Part 2

One of the best things about this site is that often it is a source of information for me as much as I hope it is for you! And in response to last week’s post about the safety of running, we’ve had some great comments and more information, which warranted a follow up. Also, I felt […]

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22 Oct 2009 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Deaths during running: Is exercise safe? Part 1

For those who have not heard or read the news, three runners died during the Detroit Marathon/Half-marathon last weekend.  All three were running the half-marathon, and were aged 26, 36 and 65.  The three collapsed within 16 minutes of each other during the race.  The timing, the wide spread of ages, and the fact that three deaths […]

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21 Jun 2009 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Cardiac events during sport on TV

If you’re reading this (or are a regular reader), then you’re probably also inclined to spend fairly large periods of time actually watching sport (and wondering where we’ve been lately, but that’s another story). Being sports fans, you probably make it a point to follow coverage of your teams whenever possible, and live and share […]

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09 Mar 2008 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Ryan Shay Autopsy

In the last 4 months, everyone has waited patiently for the autopsy results of US runner Ryan Shay to be released. It was in November last year, during the US Men’s Olympic Trials, that Shay collapsed at the 10km mark in Central Park, New York. He was later pronounced dead, and the story shocked the […]

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05 Nov 2007 Posted in Physiology/Sudden Cardiac Death

Running won’t save you from heart disease

As we have mentioned in our , it has been a bad year for sudden death in athletes. Add to this two more cases that we did not mention – former basketball legend Dennis Johnson, who died suddenly after a coaching session in February, and Denver Bronco running back Damien Nash (24) who collapsed and […]

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05 Nov 2007 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Ryan Shay Autopsy Results Inconclusive

More detailed posts and insights on Ryan Shay and sudden death during exercise: – article published within the first hours of Shay’s death – performances and achievements – a discussion of Alberto Salazar’s heart attack earlier this year. Likely a different cause to that of Shay… – post written after the death of a young […]

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05 Nov 2007 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Sudden death during exercise

Over the last few days, the world of sport and running in particular have been dominated by the New York Marathon, and the untimely and sad death of Ryan Shay, an elite marathon runner from the USA, during his country’s Olympic Trials. Whenever a healthy and fit athlete dies during competition, we sit up and […]

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03 Nov 2007 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Ryan Shay: What might have caused his death?

Earlier today, we brought you a very abridged summary of today’s US Olympic Trials marathon in New York. The race was won by new US running star Ryan Hall, but it was the tragic collapse and death of Ryan Shay (pictured below) that has dominated the headlines. Sudden death during exercise (and particularly running) has […]

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03 Nov 2007 Posted in Sudden Cardiac Death

Ryan Shay: 1979 – 2007

The USA today decided on its three-man marathon team they will send to Beijing in 2008, but the tragic news from the Olympic trials in New York City today is that of the sudden death Ryan Shay. Initial reports state that the 28 year-old 2001 NCAA Champion (10,000 m) collapsed around the five-mile mark and […]

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