Survive Your Marathon, Avoid A Heart Attack

There have been reports of marathon runners dying from heart attacks shortly after finishing. Two died this year at the Philadelphia Marathon and one after the Chicago Marathon. Some doctors are blaming the final sprint to the finish line on pure adrenaline. It seems that age and overall health do not play a factor in these deaths.

Excessive caffeine on race day can contribute to the heart attack, especially the highly caffeinated energy drinks. These should be entirely avoided on race day. Doctors recommend a 81 mg aspirin, which can also help to prevent these fatal heart attacks.

If you are training for the Chevron Houston Marathon, be sure to take all the precautions you can to ensure a fun and safe run!