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Man dies of heart attack while eating 12 donuts and running marathon

By Mason White 3:41 PM February 8, 2016
Jeff Woods 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man lost his life while eating one of his favorite foods, police in North Carolina said.

Raleigh police said that 58-year-old Jeff Woods, participated in the Krispy Kreme challenge on Saturday, when he died of an apparent heart attack.

According to the police investigation, during the first mile of the race, the man began suffering chest pain. An ambulance was called, and he was taken to the Rex Hospital.

Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival. The race is a five mile run and contestants eat 12 Krispy Kreme donuts each mile.

Park Scholars at North Carolina State University, which is the organization that holds the annual race, released a statement about the incident.

“Unfortunately, we have some sad news to share. We regretfully confirm that a participant of today’s Krispy Kreme Challenge has died.

“A 58-year-old male stepped out of the race within the first mile and reported having chest pains. He was transported by EMS to Rex Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“We are deeply saddened and wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones,” a spokesperson for Krispy Kreme Challenge said on Facebook.