Woman Saves Competition

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa woman is being hailed as a
hero for saving the life of a fellow triathlete -- then finishing the race.

Teresa McCoy saw two officers huddled over a man with whom she
had chatted briefly before the race began. The officers thought the
man might be having a seizure. McCoy, who's a nurse, checked for a
pulse and couldn't feel one. The 37-year-old began CPR and called
for a defibrillator. McCoy says the man came to as soon as they
shocked him.

Paramedics arrived and loaded the man into an ambulance. His
family asked that he not be identified.

Meanwhile, McCoy got back on her bike and completed the Meek and
Mighty Triathlon. She says God put her where she was supposed to be Saturday.


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