Carter Holmes, the masters track and field star who suffered a massive heart attack in 2008, spending four-and-a-half days in a coma, returned to the sport he loves last weekend, participating in the Star of the North Games in Sauk Rapids on Saturday.
Competing in track events using a walker, Holmes contested the 100, 200, and 400 meter events. He also threw the shot, discus, and javelin at the meet. Holmes won the javelin event, in which he had no opponents.
Jim Schoffman, who won the 100, 200, and 400m events, told DtB that Holmes was "delighted" to be competing again.
Results of the meet can be found HERE.
Prior to the competition, the St. Cloud Times published THIS nice feature on Holmes.
Shortly after Holmes' heart attack, Jim Ferstle wrote THIS story about the incident and Holmes for DtB.