A person who I respect and admire
I think you all heard about Claire Squires. If you haven't, she was that young lady who died on Sunday 22 April 2012 age 30, who ran almost the whole course of 26 miles of the London Marathon and collapse and died around 25 miles go onto 26 miles. She was raising money for the Samaritanshttp://www.justgiving.com/Claire-Squires2 in memory of her brother who died in 2001.
She raised over million pounds
Sorry about the flippin computer...
So why did fit Claire Squires die???
Folks I did my research this may or may not surprise you, but she had a heart defect.
I don' t think she was aware she had a heart problem
I was doing some reseach and read that very fit athletes including runners can have irrigular heart beats. Signs and symptoms can be:-
Shortness of breath
See your Doctor asap and Take care of your selfs
True, I just want to raise awareness.
I recently read a really interesting article about a Male Vet Runner who had heart problems when he ran. It's was so good that I put SCVAC magazine aside, for safe keeping - now I can't find it
From Telegraph on line
Five days after last April’s London Marathon - and in a development completely unrelated to the tragedy of Miss Squires’ death - the US Food and Drug Administration wrote to retailers of products containing DMAA.
The letter said DMAA was “known to narrow the blood vessels and arteries, which can elevate blood pressure and may lead to cardiovascular events ranging from shortness of breath and tightening in the chest to heart attack”.
It went on: “The agency has received 42 adverse event reports on products containing DMAA. While the complaints do not establish that DMAA was the cause of the incidents, some of the reports have included cardiac disorders, nervous system disorders, psychiatric disorders, and death.”
Sam Harper Brighouse, 23, collapsed on Grand Avenue in Hove, 16 miles (26km) into the race.In the Brighton Marathon 2013.
That was tragic. He was so young.
He was running to raise money for a charity which helps children affected by HIV and Aids in India and Africa.
Good Luck to everyone running London Marathon this weekend.
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