Ohio man a 'Christmas miracle' after race collapse

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man whose heart stopped as he competed in a triathlon earlier this year says he now knows what it's like to experience a miracle.

Todd Rains of Wadsworth in northeastern Ohio went into cardiac arrest during the Cleveland Triathlon in August.

Two doctors also participating in the race found him collapsed in the road and performed chest compressions that are believed to have been key to saving his life.

After undergoing a quintuple bypass and recuperation, the Akron Beacon Journal reports that (http://bit.ly/1bqipIA) Rains is expected to make a full recovery.

The 44-year-old says he's a Christmas miracle and is thankful he gets to spend the holidays with his wife and three young daughters.

He calls the doctors who helped save him that day his angels.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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