Kevin recovers after race collapse

TEAK-tough Kimberworth Strider Kevin Doyle had to spent 17 hours on a hospital drip after collapsing while leading an ultra distance track race.

In the 24-hour event at Oxford’s Radley Sports College, Doyle was leading the race. ten  laps in front of the second place runner and a hefty 300 laps ahead of third.

But having completed 300 laps, equivalent to 85 miles, he was overcome by dehydration and muscle fatigue.

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Event paramedics were quick to organise his going to hospital in Oxford, where he was placed on a drip, before he was released after observation.

Said Striders senior official Ken Chapman: “Kevin is now back at home resting, getting ready to take on another challenge as soon as he is fit and well recovered.”

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