Back from heart attack, runner returns for another Gate River Run

Stephen Michael recovers from heart attack for another Gate River Run

Looking for an inspirational story? Here’s the story of a Jacksonville man who has completed every Gate River Run since the race started in 1978. Last year, he suffered a heart attack midway through the course, forcing nearby firefighters to act immediately to save his life.
In this article for the Times-Union, you’ll find out how he decided to resume last year’s race from the point where he collapsed, finishing the remaining miles last month and returning to the starting line this year to keep his streak alive. It’s worth taking a few minutes to read about his experience of fighting through all obstacles.

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