In my August column at EnduranceCorner, I told the stories of Jim Fixx and a young triathlete that I’ve come to know over the past few months. Each was affected by coronary artery disease (CAD). Jim Fixx, the legendary runner and author, died suddenly from his heart disease. My triathlete friend recognized the important warning signs, sought treatment, and is now making a return to his athletic pursuits.
CAD is the most common cause of sudden death in athletes over the age of 30. Best to become educated about the topic and be proactive with your heart health.