Man thankful for fellow runners who saved him at Marathon

A Boston Marathon runner said he is thankful for his fellow competitors who carried him across the finish line after he collapsed of heatstroke.

Ari Ofsevit was only 100 yards away from finishing when he collapsed. His body temperature had reached a life-threatening 108 degrees. Two other runners saw Ofsevit fall and helped him to the finish line.

Ofsevit was treated by medics and rushed to the hospital, where he remains. He said he is grateful for Boston’s running community, saying almost everyone running would have done the same thing the two men did for him.

"All of those people I know in a second would stop and help someone up, in a race, in anything," said Ofsevit.

Ofsevit’s body temperature was so high, doctors said he was minutes away from permanent organ damage. He is now doing much better.

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