25 Apr '14, 7pm
A runner who suffered from cardiac arrest during the L.A. Marathon was reunited with his rescuers
Jode Lebeda was at mile 20 of the LA Marathon on March 9, when he collapsed in sudden cardiac arrest, according to a report on the Los Angeles Fire Department's website. Medical volunteers from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California quickly began CPR on Lebeda, and members of the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived to provide advanced life support measures. According to the report, Lebeda regained strong pulses on the course and was transported by an LAFD ambulance to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood in cricitcal condition.