This is an awesome feat, and I’m just glad he’s okay.

Normally when we’re running a race or pushing ourselves to the limit, we sometimes experience that burning sensation in our chest.

For Glenn Davies, that chest pain became more than just sensation.

Davies, 51, suffered a heart attack during a May race, and he didn’t even know it at the time. The only thing Davies knew is that he had that sensation during the initial stages of a 5K race in Huddersfield, England.

Davies went from a slow jog to walking, all with the idea of finishing.

I was determined to finish,” he said.

Noticing his shortness of breath after the race, his wife took him to a local hospital. 12 hours later, blood test determined that Davies had indeed suffered a heart attack.

“Bit of a shock, to say the least,” he told SWNS. Davies, who has two stepsons, said he considered himself fit with four half-marathons under his belt. He has never smoked and his family has no history of heart disease.

“I would be lying if I said the heart attack hadn’t changed me but with time I can’t see why most things I wanted to do before can’t still be achieved,” he reportedly said.

On Sunday, Davies ran his first “official race” since the May incident — finishing without any problems.


By Glenn Erby

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