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Two Runners Go Into Cardiac Arrest During Half Marathon


Two male runners collapsed and needed medical attention at the Monterey Bay Half Marathon on November 13th.

Fellow runner and local cardiologist Steven Lome, D.O., administered life-saving medical care to both runners.

Lome described the events in this Twitter thread:

Did either of the runners take the experimental COVID-19 shot or boosters?

Shouldn’t that be a consideration due to the disturbing trend of sudden collapses and deaths since the COVID-19 jab rollout began?

The Monterey Herald reported:

Monterey Bay Half Marathon Medical Director John Ellison said the first incident occurred between Mile 3 and Mile 4 of the race, where a runner collapsed on the pavement. Runners going by stopped to perform CPR until an ambulance arrived with a defibrillator.

When the ambulance arrived, Ellison said the runner on the ground needed a shock to restore a normal heart rhythm because it was fibrillating, or rather, irregular.

“…A fibrillating heart is quivering but not really beating and means death if nothing is done,” Ellison explained.

After the runner’s heart rate was restored to normal, he “somewhat miraculously woke up,” Ellison continued. By the time he was transferred to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, the runner was awake and talking.

Ellison said that when he was notified of the first incident, he “thought to (himself), ‘that was our once-in-a-decade event at the half marathon.’” A second incident, however, occurred at the end of the race.

Another male runner went down just past the finish line, who likewise received CPR from a fellow entrant. Ellison said it was a local cardiologist who happened to be finishing the race at the same time that performed the life-saving measure. Following chest compressions, the second runner in cardiac arrest also needed to be shocked into a normal rhythm from a fibrillating heart, this time from a medical volunteer equipped with a defibrillator unit. The runner woke up 10-15 seconds later. He was subsequently transferred to Community Hospital.

Both men were middle-aged and experienced runners, Ellison said, adding that “neither was a novice” and “felt like they were prepared for the run.”


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