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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Chicago Marathon 2007 death
In the last few weeks, we have run a series of posts investigating the events of the 30th Chicago Marathon, where record high temperatures caused the early cancellation of the race, amid record numbers of medical cases and emergencies. We , suggesting that blood pressure and unfamiliarity with the heat were more likely the cause […]
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