Christina Hennigan, a marathon runner, was attacked and took some hard hits but ran after the man long enough that an off-duty border patrol agent witnessed the chase and, eventually, apprehended Hennigan's attacker.
Hennigan's story jogged my memory about an article that I had seen in one of the fitness magazines. A doctor, Dr. Pamela Peeke, was inspired to start a television show after seeing footage of a woman who was about to be rescued but couldn't hold onto a branch long enough.
Dr. Peeke's show appears on the Discovery channel. Since I don't have cable, I haven't seen it but I like the premise.
One of the tag lines is:
Odds are you're not fit enough to save your own life let alone some one's that you love.Are you fit enough to survive a natural disaster et al?
When Fitness Means Life or Death