Man Dies Of Heart Attack During 5-Mile ‘Krispy Kreme Challenge’
Rick Chandler 10:03 pm, February 08th, 2016
Sad news from North Carolina State University. A 58-year-old man died of a heart attack during the Krispy Kreme Challenge, a 5-mile run for charity in which participants consume donuts as part of the competition. Donuts and marathons have never co-existed well, and now we have proof.
Never in the history of human athletic competition has a sadder, more disappointing paragraph ever been written. WRAL-Raleigh:
Participants run two-and-a-half miles to a Krispy Kreme shop. Once there, they consume a dozen doughnuts and then run the same distance back to the race's starting point.
Your move, Rio Olympics.
Jeff 'Fafa' Woods, 58, dropped out of the race during the first mile, complaining of chest pains. He was taken by ambulance to Rex Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Krispy Kreme estimates that the dozen donuts consumed equal 2,400 calories, and it takes less than an hour to run the 5 miles. Also one is not required to eat the donuts in order to participate.
But of course many do, because free donuts. And believe it or nor=t, there are other versions of this race in other locations. There's one in Tuscaloosa, AL, on Feb. 27.