• Welcome to the PopMalt Forums! Whether you're new to forums or a veteran, welcome to our humble home on the web! We're a 20-year old forum community with thousands of discussions on entertainment, lifestyle, leisure, and more.

    Our rules are simple. Be nice and don't spam. Registration is free, so what are you waiting for? Join today!.

Runner dies during Olympic marathon trials

Hi_Im_Tim

I am Heavy Weapons Guy
Ryan Shay, a U.S. 2003 Olympic champion, died in a marathon trial. He had an enlarged heart, which stopped working halfway 5.5 miles into the marathon. He was supposed to have a pacemaker, but he never got one. His heart just stopped working and he collapsed.
 

Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
V.I.P.
The autopsy was inconclusive, though, so there could have been other factors involved with his collapse.
 

Mirage

Secret Agent
Staff member
V.I.P.
That's sad news. I don't really know who that is, but, either way it's too bad he didn't have a better idea of his limits physically. You'd think his doctor would have said something to him. Maybe he ignored it?
 
Top