Runner Drops Dead after “Krispy Kreme” Challenge


health-nut-news-erinErin Elizabeth, Founder, Health Nut News

A runner in Saturday morning’s Krispy Kreme Challenge died today after running in the “Krispy Kreme” challenge, organizers said Saturday afternoon.

The runner, a male in his 50s, complained of chest pains while running in the challenge, was raced to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The “challenge” route begins at the Bell Tower at N.C. State University and goes to the Krispy Kreme outlet at the corner of North Person and Peace streets in downtown Raleigh, where those participating in the challenge consume a dozen doughnuts before returning to the Bell Tower. As you can see- many eat countless donuts while running too (see photo above from actual race)

“On behalf of the entire N.C. State community, our deepest sympathies go out to the runner’s family members and loved ones,” Brad Bohlander, a spokesman for N.C. State, said in the release, which did not name the runner who died.

The annual race, which is organized by students at N.C. State and benefits the N.C. Children’s Hospital, is in its 12th year. The Children’s hospital (you might remember me writing about before) is where my relative was pumped full of crap food and chemo. I’m flabbergasted they’d be associated with such a race, but then again, with their track record? It doesn’t surprise me.

Here are the ingredients in a Krispy Kreme donut:

Ingredients in Glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnut: Enriched bleached wheat flour- (contains bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dextrose, vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil), water, sugar, soy flour, egg yolks, vital wheat gluten, yeast, nonfat milk, yeast nutrients (calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate), dough conditioners (calcium dioxide, monocalcium and dicalcium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, sodium stearoyl-2-lacrylate, whey, starch, ascorbic acid, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate), salt, mono-and-diglycerides, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, lecithin, calcium propionate (to retain freshness), cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavors, fungal alpha amylase, amylase, maltogenic amylase, pantosenase, protease, sodium caseinate, corn maltodextrin, corn syrup solids and BHT (to help protect flavor).
Glaze also may contain: Calcium carbonate, agar, locust bean gum, disodium phosphate, and sorbitan monostearate.


Here’s one runner trying to eat one (or more) of his dozen donuts in what looks to be record time.


This is what is wrong with America folks, and if you can’t see it? Time to wake up.

Are we ready for a change yet America?

Because many other nations are laughing at us America (and I’m fourth generation) but this has got to stop. It’s beyond sickening.

Between this and KFC joint ventures with Susan G Komen race for the cure?  I’m fed up. No pun intended.