Lynchburg-area man who went into cardiac arrest during workout is back at the gym

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Lynchburg-area man, who survived a cardiac arrest while working out is back in the gym.

In May, Ken Landrum was working out at Crosswhite Fitness on the battle ropes when he went into cardiac arrest.

Doctors told him he was considered dead for about 10-minutes.

Since then, the 46-year-old has been monitored by an internal defibrillator.

Now, two months later, he's been cleared by his cardiologist to go back to the gym. "She (a nurse) said, 'we've all been waiting on you, you're the the miracle,' and I was like 'what are you talking about?' and she said 'you're the one that died and came back,'" explained Landrum. "But boot camp was the last thing I did and I didn't finish it, and it kicked my butt, so, I guess that's my competitive nature in me. I wanted to get another run at it, and I did, so I'm back."

Landrum says he's been taking it slow and is doing well.

He's also a former Virginia Tech running back.