A man died in Raleigh on Saturday after competing in the Krispy Kreme Challenge. The challenge is a race that has participants run for 2.5 miles, eat a dozen doughnuts and then run another 2.5 miles.
The man made it through the first mile of the race and then suffered a heart attack.
“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,” the Krispy Kreme Challenge directors said in a press release.
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