It was my 25th marathon

by ROAD iD Staff May 13, 2021

On January 15, 2018 I suffered a massive heart attack while running the Houston Marathon. It was my 25th marathon. To make matters worse, I was a vegan and lifelong runner so I did not see that one coming. When I came to in the ambulance I kept telling the EMTs to call my wife, her phone number was on my ID. It never dawned on me that I could just as easily give it to them.

I am sure not a story you can use. The whole thing was rather spectacular, you Google my name and the Houston Marathon, it got a lot of news coverage. I am just grateful they really did not need it.


Rand Mintzer

- Rand