Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 4/24/12

A Tampa woman is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a fellow triathlete, and promptly finished the same race. Not a shabby day if you ask me.

Teresa McCoy saw two officers huddled over a man during the race. 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 used the defibrillator. The gentleman was put in an ambulance and sent to the hospital where he is said to be doing fine. As one would usually do, McCoy got back on her bike and completed the Triathlon. That is how you finish a race in style.

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  • Awesome!!!
  • Marry Me!!!!!!
  • what in the heck was wrong with the cops? I thought they had to know CPR...

    But I have to say ..this story put a smile on my face. Go Theresa!!
  • correction: I thought police knew how to evaluate situations like that. but like i said i am happy Theresa was able to help and then finish the race! WOW!
  • Way to go Theresa. Everyone should have an emergency plan, build an emergency kit and get trained in CPR/AED. Call your local American Red Cross office today for assistance with any of these. You only get one chance to save a life ... make the most of it.
  • notme2, Cops are not trained as EMTs. That is why I can't understand when I see one running wide open to a wreck.
  • Yes, they are NOT EMT's but I understand they need to know CPR.
  • I am the wife of the man in this story. The cops were not just standing around when she came up on him. She is definitely our hero, but the cops did assist with CPR. They also played a huge part in his survival.
  • You don't have to be an EMT to know CPR. I think anyone who works with the general public should know CPR. Now they recommend just the chest compressions done to the beat of the Bee Gee's Staying Alive. You wouldn't even have to do mouth to mouth. Anything someone can do to help out a person in distress could make the difference. You would want the same done for you, no?

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