Tillis says he's 'fine' after race collapse

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A second runner who collapsed was breathing, race organizers say, and that person was being transported to Medstar Washington Hospital Center via Park Police helicopter. "Scary, heart wrenching news", Tweeted South Carolina GOP Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina is out of the hospital Wednesday afternoon aftercollapsing during a Washington, D.C., race earlier in the day.

Tillis was participating in the ACLI Capital Challenge race, an annual event in Anacostia Park in the district. Tillis tweeted a photo of himself and Team Tillis just before the start of the race. Entry fees go to charity. Thom Tillis had a seizure Wednesday morning while running in the annual American Council of Life Capital Challenge race in Washington, a race organizer told CNN. That's good to hear.

"Hey everybody. I'm fine".

Media reports showed Tillis, 56, on the ground. Just checking me out. In a message posted on YouTube he said he's already back on the job.

North Carolina, is a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014.

Tillis is known for his athleticism as an avid mountain biker and participant in obstacle endurance races.

He is married to Susan Tillis with two children.

In 2009, he left a lucrative job at IBM to campaign for Republicans.After two terms as a back-bencher, Tillis became House speaker when Republicans took control in 2010. Tillis is listed as one of the captains. He sits on several high-profile committees in the Senate, including armed services, judiciary and veterans' affairs.

State Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin issued a statement of support Wednesday in support of his fellow sentator.

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