Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Marathon Mystery Death

A firefighter, a veteran marathoner, died Sunday while not-quite-finished running the Chicago Marathon.
An autopsy on the 35-year-old North Carolina firefighter Monday did not provide them with answers; the autopsy was inconclusive, authorities said.
If this were that TV show - CSI,
by now we'd know what made him die.

But, it's real life, and we don't. He collapsed very near the medical tent. There wasn't much delay about getting him help. But to no avail.

This sort of thing happens, but it's extremely rare, which is part of the reason, I suppose, that they don't understand what happens some of the time.

So far, my luck has been good.
Knock on wood.

2 comments:

Charlie McDanger said...

In honor of the original marathoner, perhaps?

JohnJEnright said...

Good point. I hadn't even thought about that. Maybe I don't like to think about that!