One triathlete saved another’s life at the Meek and Mighty Triathlon this past Saturday—and then finished the race herself.
During the bike segment of the race, Teresa McCoy, 37, noticed some police officers trying to help a man on the ground. “I'm a nurse?” she said. “Do you need any help?” They said they did.
She performed CPR, but it didn’t help. She yelled for a defibillator. It worked. The man revived and then actually declined to go to the hospital. He was taken anyway. It was later determined that he had suffered a heart attack.
As for McCoy, she hopped back on her bike and beasted it home.
After the race, she told Bay News 9 that she was supposed to be in North Carolina this weekend. “I know that God put me where I was supposed to be today,” she told the St. Petersburgh Times. “It’s like I was his angel today.”