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Sen. Thom Tillis collapses during charity race

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) collapsed while running a charity race Wednesday morning, according to reports.

From the Associated Press story:

 

Tillis, 57, was seen on the ground being administered CPR by bystanders at about 15-20 minutes into the race, which started at 8 a.m. The three-mile race was being held in Anacostia Park in the southeast part of the city.

Tillis at first appeared unconscious but was revived and breathing when taken away by ambulance from the ACLI Capital Challenge Three Mile Team Race. Tillis was participating in the ACLI Capital Challenge race, an annual event in Anacostia Park in the district. He was leading his own team, “Team Tillis.”

 

It was not immediately clear to which hospital Tillis was taken.

Tillis tweeted a photo of his team before the race:

A local television news anchor tweeted a photo after the collapse, as Tillis was being treated.

Tillis served in the N.C. General Assembly from 2006 until 2015, serving as the Speaker of the N.C. House from 2011 to 2014. He was elected to the Senate in 2014 and serves on a number of influential committees including Senate Armed Services, Housing and Urban Affairs,
Veterans Affairs and Banking.

UPDATE:

Tillis has tweeted a video in which he says he’s doing fine, just got overheated after about 2.5 miles and will see everyone back on the Hill.

 

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