Why do the young and healthy sometimes drop dead?

July 4, 2019

On a mild spring morning in 2017, Clare Sutton, a 31-year-old biology teacher, a single mother and one of my closest friends, was running a 10k race in the village of Poynton, close to Manchester, when she collapsed 100 metres or so short of the finish line. One of her friends, a nurse called Helen Thompson, had just finished the race. Assuming that Clare had fainted, she grabbed a bottle of water and a banana and rushed to help. As soon as Clare came into view, Thompson realised things were much, much worse.

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– New Statesman American

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