Quick cooling can save overheated athletes, experts say

June 27, 2014 2:18 PM

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Quick cooling can save overheated athletes, experts say

Richard Dodakian doesn't remember collapsing from heatstroke or being carried to a medical tent at the end of the Falmouth Road Race in Massachusetts last August.

"The next thing I remember, I was in the ice bath and … there were about seven people working on me," Dodakian says. The 53-year-old recreational runner says he is sure he is alive today because "they knew what to do."

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