Q What are the odds of my hav­ing a fa­tal heart at­tack dur­ing a race? JS

Men's Health (Australia) - - Ask MH -

Fewer than two in 100,000 peo­ple die each year dur­ing triathlons (mostly from drown­ing) and four in 1 mil­lion dur­ing marathons. You’re lit­er­ally more likely to be struck by light­ning. If you’re over 35, your chances are still small but any col­lapse is more likely to be due to risk fac­tors like high blood pres­sure or fam­ily his­tory, says car­di­ol­o­gist Paul Do­rian. If you ever feel dizzy, faint or tight in the chest, see a doc.

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