Last weekend was the 10th annual Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. A great marathon if you like hills, heat and a 23rd mile that takes you out of the state! Actually, it’s well organized and joggler friendly as I had a fabulous time doing it about 5 years ago.
Turns out, it was also a fortunate marathon for 55-year-old Bobby Edwards. In the 10th mile of the race, he collapsed suffering a heart attack.
Of course, the heart attack isn’t the fortunate part. That was the fact that he was running in front of a group of paramedics and firefighters. They saw him collapse and immediately started CPR. He was stabilized, brought to the hospital and is now on the road to recovery.
And while Edwards didn’t finish the race, Patrick Conrey and the other paramedics that helped did. Now those are dedicated runners!