Originally posted by James Annan
Steve McGinty wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 10:19:16 +0000, "A.Lee" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>It is not completely uncommon for very fit sportsmen to have heart attacks, and just drop down
>>dead.There have been a number of footballers in the UK that have died when apparently really fit
>>with no known medical problems. Alan.
> Get real - no other sport has the problems cycling is now experiencing. Unfortunatley there will
> be many more over the next few years as the effects of blood doping takes it heavy toll.
I know a very fit amateur sportsman who dropped dead with no warning (and certainly no suspicion of
drugs in that case). It wouldn't surprise me at all if highly intensive training carried an
increased risk of heart problems (I thought it was known that large amounts of long steady distance
training could over-enlarge the heart).