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How I Qualified For 70.3 Worlds: Tommy Clarke: Over the next couple of weeks we'll introduce you to a mix of age...

Clarke, a financial advisor assistant from Charleston, S.C., was doing a hypoxic (oxygen-deprived) set at the beginning of his local Masters swim workout last January when his head started to pound. The sensation grew more intense as the workout progressed, and by the end, the muscles in his limbs began to lock up. When he began vomiting, his swim coach called an ambulance, and Clarke, a new father, was rushed via paramedics to the hospital and diagnosed with a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage. He spent five nights in intensive care and the next month at home recuperating. “My doctors initially told me to write off Vegas, but I told them, ‘We have eight months before the race, let’s just see how it goes,’” says Clarke. He credits his preexisting fitness with a speedier-than-expected recovery, surprising even doubting doctors.

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