NC senator Thom Tillis tweets he’s doing well after collapsing during race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who collapsed during a Washington, D.C., race Wednesday morning and had to be taken away by ambulance, has tweeted that he’s doing well.

He tweeted a video from the hospital just before 10 a.m. saying that he got overheated at about the two-mile mark in the three-mile race in Anacostia Park in the southeast part of the city.

In the video, Tillis says: “Hey everybody, I’m fine. Just running about 2 and a half miles in and got overheated, no CPR, no special measures, just checking me out. See you back on the Hill.”

Tillis, 56, was seen on the ground at about 15-20 minutes into the race, which started at 8 a.m. He was leading his own team, “Team Tillis.” He was taken away by ambulance from the ACLI Capital Challenge 3 Mile Team Race.

Brie Jackson, DC correspondant for Nextar, spoke with the race organizer shortly after.

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