"I run. I swim. I mountain bike every chance I get," said Dobbs.
"A father and son finished about the same time I did, and we sat at a picnic table and talked," said Dobbs. "Apparently, I went down while I was sitting there talking to them."
Dobbs' heart had suddenly stopped. He was rushed to the hospital where he was put in a medically-induced coma before receiving quintuple bypass surgery.
While his heart was what sent him to the hospital, one of the most remarkable parts of his recovery was how doctors protected his brain.
Artic Gel cools a patient’s body, in effect, preserving his or her brain tissue as the rest of the body recovers.
"When children or patients sometimes fall in the ice-cold water, they can be revived and wake up completely intact. That was actually the inspiration for this device," said Dr. Elaine Moen, St. Vincent Medical Group.
Despite going several minutes without a pulse or oxygen to his brain, thanks to Artic Gel, Craig’s brain did not suffer any extensive damage.
"He is entirely neurologically intact as a result," said Dr. Moen.
Meanwhile, Craig was quick to get back to his active lifestyle.
"About a week after surgery, I started cardio rehab. And I was probably back riding within about three or four weeks."
Months later, there is only one remaining effect, reminding Craig of his ordeal.
"If I didn't have the scar from surgery, I honestly wouldn't know that I had the procedure done."
Craig adds that while he appreciates the technology that helped him recover, he credits the man and his son at the park that day for saving his life. Both were trained in CPR, and started it as they waited for the ambulance to arrive.
You can learn more about learning CPR online.