30 Oct '17, 10pm

Digging Deep: The Legacy of Ryan Shay Ten Years After His Death at The Olympic Marathon Trials

Digging Deep: The Legacy of Ryan Shay Ten Years After His Death at The Olympic Marathon Trials

But Ryan Shay’s heart was also very different from those of his competitors. Even for a runner, it was large — his doctors had told him as much when he was 14 years old. His resting heart rate, in the 20s, was extraordinarily low. It was something his wife, Alicia , noticed sometimes when Ryan didn’t have a shirt on — a low, slow throbbing in his chest. A few months before the Trials, after undergoing testing at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, Shay had been told that he may one day require a pacemaker because of that low heart rate. Finally, Shay’s heart had fibrosis, also known as scarring, possibly the result of battling pneumonia as a teenager, though to this day nobody knows for sure why it was there.

Full article: http://www.letsrun.com/news/2017/10/digging-deep-legacy-r...

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