Doctor Competing in Ironman Performs CPR on Fellow Triathlete, Then Finishes Race

From People:

A doctor competing in an Ironman and trying to qualify for the sport’s world championships made an unexpected stop in the middle of the race, but not because of a flat bike tire or a leg cramp. Dr. Patrica DeLaMora spotted a fellow triathlete who had collapsed, so she jumped in to administer CPR. When the man was stable, she hopped back on her bike and finished the race.

While she doesn’t know what caused the medical emergency, she said she was “relieved, overwhelmed, happy” to later find out that the man survived.

“Any person who knows CPR or who’s medically trained would stop,” DeLaMora tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “I think everyone should learn CPR.”

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