Runner Resuscitated After Heart Stops During Race

Man collapsed 11 miles into race

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- An Alabama runner had to be shocked in order to restart his heart after collapsing during the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in Fredericksburg, police said.

The 29-year-old runner was doing as well as could be expected Sunday after his heart stopped and was restarted with an electric shock, Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said. She said he was awake and alert after being hospitalized.

The man, whose name was not released, collapsed nearly 11 miles into the 13.1-mile race.

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