HEART: Flatline to Finish Line
What happens when you take complicated cardiac patients, who have faced death head on, and put them at the start of the world's toughest endurance race?
HEART: Flatline to Finish Line is a first for Director Dave Watkins, himself a survivor of open-heart surgery and one of the team members who will compete in an IronmanÂ® Triathlon race in November 2012.
Follow Dave as he brings together individuals that clearly break the mold in what defines athletes. They will spend a year training and preparing to meet pain and suffering like never before. Their goal is to make it to the finish line of IronmanÂ® Arizona 2012; a 140.6 mile endurance race that will test their minds, bodies and most importantly, their hearts.
80 million Americans have cardiovascular disease. It is the number one killer in both men and women. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than cancer, respiratory disease, accidents and diabetes combined.
One out of every 100 is born each year with a defective heart. Heart defects are the number one birth defect in the world.
HEART: Flatline to Finish Line will raise awareness for all of these cardiac related issues.