Runner in Bilbao half-marathon suffers THREE cardiac arrests

Runner in Bilbao half-marathon suffers THREE cardiac arrests
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A runner in the Bilbao half-marathon suffers THREE cardiac arrests

A 53-year-old man who was participating in the Bilbao half-marathon race on Saturday, October 23, died after suffering three cardiac arrests. This was confirmed last Sunday 24 by the organisers of the event.

Jose SG was a regular runner from the Cantabrian municipality of Santoña, and he turned up to compete in the ‘EDP Bilbao Night Marathon’. It was pointed out by the race organisers that Jose – or ‘Chechu’ as he was known among his circle of friends – passed away after suffering cardiac arrest after the run “had ended, and was already out of the route”.

This might have been the case, but as El Diario Montañes reported, the 53-year-old actually had two more cardiac arrests earlier on, during the race. He apparently retired from the half-marathon after completing just five of the 21 kilometres the route covered. This of course means that he had three heart attacks in total.


He had received treatment from medical teams displaced along the route of the race when he suffered the first two heart attacks. Unfortunately, the third one that reportedly occurred at around 3am, in the morning after the race, was the one that ended his life.

Condolences have been sent to Jose’s family and friends by the event’s organisers, as reported by


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


  1. Was he vaccinated? Sounds pretty young and healthy to have dropped dead from a heart attack after running an event he has participated in countless times. We don’t call it the clot shot for nothing. Been hearing of many young athletic people and especially athletic males suddenly dying from heart attacks. Doesn’t anyone think that’s odd??


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