Friday, April 25, 2014

Vidal suffers heart attack

Be careful out there. Whether we are more connected or pushing ourselves to hard, heart attacks seem to becoming more common. With a sport on the rise, more high profile athletes competing the news travels faster. Be careful, try to see the signs and above all else get regular check ups.

French ITU Pro Laurent Vidal is reported to have likely suffered from a heart attack during swim practice and was airlifted to a hospital in Montpellier.

According to the french newspaper Midi Libre Vidal was training at the Fonquerne S├Ęte pool when he felt chest pain, exited the water and then sought out help from employees at the pool. 

Firefighters were called and Vidal then experienced cardiac arrest. He was revived after a few minutes and regained consciousness. 

He then was airlifted to the hospital.

"Thank you everyone for your kind words for Laurent. Your support means so much. Shocked and so worried! I am traveling to be by his side," tweeted Andrea Hewitt, the fiancee of Laurent Vidal. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mirra Doing Triathlons, Everyone's Doing It!

Great article from Slow Twitch.
Most folks know Dave Mirra because of his BMX Freestyle exploits and some people on this site might even own one of the video games that bear his name. He is also known for his Rallycross skills and a superb string of X-Games victories, but now Mirra is focused on triathlon, doing well and loving it. At last weekend's 70.3 Texas in Galveston Mirra finished in 4:23:57 with a 2:08:18 bike split and 1:33:03 run and grabbed 4th place in M40-44 and a spot for Mont Tremblant.