Last night, I was going through some old Seven Hills Running Club files and came across this November 26, 1997 article in our local newspaper. The month before, a 45-year old Houston police officer died of a heart attack while running our club's Huntsville Half Marathon. I was the race director and club president. He fell on the course and four CPR-qualified people tried in vain to save him. One was a race road guard, another worked at the beauty shop across the street and two were driving by and stopped to help. I presented all four with plaques at a city council meeting in the presence of the officer's widow. I did not realize it until I saw the article last night that one of the four was Marcus Luttrell. He later became a national hero as the "Lone Survivor." Click on the photo above to enlarge.
This evening, I ran 2.5 miles on the trails at the park.
Retired from the Army in 1984 and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2005. Began running in 1961 and racing in 1983. Completed over 1,000 races, to include 101 marathons or ultra-marathons. I am a STREAKER, meaning that I run every day. Member of the U.S. Running Streak Association, Seven Hills Running Club in Huntsville, Texas, Lufkin Area Pace Setters (LAPS) and Team RWB. Author of the book, How to Put on a Road Race.