<cutline_leadin>‘PUSHING THE LIMITS’:</cutline_leadin> Bill Bogard, 76, bikes 150 miles a week. <252><137>After open-heart surgery, he had a pacemaker implanted in his chest in 2008. But when his pulse plummeted to below 35 during a race and he nearly crashed, he knew he needed further treatment. He underwent ablation — a burning of tissue to help prevent an irregular heartbeat — and had a new pacemaker put in last month. He is now back to cycling. His goal: complete a 250-mile race in April.<137><137><252><137>
<cutline_leadin>‘PUSHING THE LIMITS’:</cutline_leadin> Bill Bogard, 76, bikes 150 miles a week. <252><137>After open-heart surgery, he had a pacemaker implanted in his chest in 2008. But when his pulse plummeted to below 35 during a race and he nearly crashed, he knew he needed further treatment. He underwent ablation — a burning of tissue to help prevent an irregular heartbeat — and had a new pacemaker put in last month. He is now back to cycling. His goal: complete a 250-mile race in April.<137><137><252><137> CHARLES TRAINOR JR. MIAMI HERALD STAFF
<cutline_leadin>‘PUSHING THE LIMITS’:</cutline_leadin> Bill Bogard, 76, bikes 150 miles a week. <252><137>After open-heart surgery, he had a pacemaker implanted in his chest in 2008. But when his pulse plummeted to below 35 during a race and he nearly crashed, he knew he needed further treatment. He underwent ablation — a burning of tissue to help prevent an irregular heartbeat — and had a new pacemaker put in last month. He is now back to cycling. His goal: complete a 250-mile race in April.<137><137><252><137> CHARLES TRAINOR JR. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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