I'm 44, 6ft tall, 199 lbs. VERY active, eat relatively clean, can see my abs, dont smoke or do any type of drugs. This past saturday I was in a mountian bike race. 30 miles of ups and down in the Ozarks. There were a total off 900 riders racing over the weekend. I woke up feeling strong and confident. I really thought I would be in the top 50 at the finish line. The first 8 miles were a breeze, my legs were primed for the many steep and long climbs ahead then it hit. I couldnt catch my breath, my legs didnt have near the power they were use to and I started getting passed. I finished the next 22 miles barely being able to breath. I crossed the finish line with my family cheering me on. Then I collapsed. Eventually we made it to the ER then the Cath lab where I watched them balloon open an artery and place a stent. 2 weeks prior I had a physical. Everything was perfect. Fortunately I didnt have any lingering damage to my heart and will return to work in 1 week (Firefighter) and will get to start slowly training on my bike after next week as well. I expected to have heart issues when I was older, just not at 44. Enjoy life while you can and never pass an opportunity to tell those close to you that you love them.