A 68-year-old cyclist in this weekend's BP MS 150 suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday, narrowly missing the finish line of the famous Houston-to-Austin trek by five short miles.
One of nearly 12,000 participants in this year's annual ride, the cyclist collapsed from his bike around 1 p.m. Sunday just east of downtown Austin. After two minutes of CPR, emergency workers revived him with a defibrillator and rushed him to University Medical Center Brackenridge.
Hospital authorities were unable to provide further information, but the Austin American-Statesmen reports that the man is expected to be discharged.
Sunday's incident comes just two months after a man suffered a fatal heart-related attack during the eight-annual Tour de Houston, a 70-mile ride viewed by area cyclists as a warm-up to the BP MS 150.