In the News: Detroit Marathon Deaths

In a report today from the Detroit Free Press, we learned that the deaths of the 26-year-old and 36-year-old runners in the recent Detroit Marathon were due to cardiac causes. Although the report does not go into very much medical detail, the immediate cause of death for both was reported to be “cardiac dysrhythmia”–an abnormal, ineffective heartbeat–due to “heart attack.”

The Detroit Free Press reported a couple weeks ago about the death of the 62-year-old athlete, saying that his death was also due to “heart disease.”

I’ll post again here if more details become available about the specifics of these runners’ heart disease are made available.

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