Marathon Notebook | Runner Suffers Cardiac Arrest During Race

By Alan Blondin, Myrtle Beach On LIne

For the second time in the 15-year history of the Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon, a runner suffered cardiac arrest during the race.

A male runner collapsed around mile 18 and was resuscitated by EMS workers before being transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and admitted in very serious condition, according to marathon medical director Mark Schecker. The runner’s condition was not known Saturday night.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we hope he will be doing fine,” Schecker said.


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