My heart goes out to the families of three brave souls who died today before completing the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon in Detroit, Michigan:
Read story HERE.
All three men collapsed near the end of the race. This is tragic news, but I have to assume they died doing something they loved very much. And wherever they are now, I’m sure they crossed their finish line triumphantly.
Do you think physical examinations and screenings should be required of athletes before participating in extreme sporting events like the marathon, triathlon and Ironman?
I’m not 100% sure where I stand on this, but I think if a doctor were to tell me I was unfit to run a marathon I’d be just as happy participating as a cheering spectator. Then again, what if the doctors happened to be wrong or overly cautious? Would you trust your own intuition and run, or not?