WASHINGTON (WTVD) — Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina suffered a medical problem during a Washington, D.C., race Wednesday morning and was taken away by ambulance.

Tillis, 57, was reportedly seen on the ground being administered CPR by bystanders at about 15-20 minutes into the three-mile race, which started at 8 a.m., however Tillis said he did not receive CPR.

He later took to Twitter saying he “just got overheated … to CPR, no special measures needed.”

I’m doing well. Looking forward to getting back to work. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes. #CapChallengepic.twitter.com/uQGQp85qzR

— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) May 17, 2017

The ACLI Capital Challenge Three Mile Team Race was being held in Anacostia Park in the southeast part of the city.

Tillis was participating in the ACLI Capital Challenge race, an annual event in Anacostia Park in the district. He was leading his own team, “Team Tillis.”

Team Tillis is ready for the @ACLINews#CapChallenge in support of @fidelco. pic.twitter.com/K3nat4crji

— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) May 17, 2017

Many politicians and other prominent Washington, D.C., figures run the annual race. Proceeds go to charity.

A race spokesperson tells ABC11 that Tillis did not hurt himself and was alert when he was taken to George Washington University Hospital.

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