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2012-08-11 2:15 PM


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Sad to hearA male competitor in today’s inaugural Ironman U.S. Championship triathlon in New York died after being pulled from the Hudson River, race officials said.The participant, who wasn’t identified by Ironman officials, experienced “distress” during the 2.4-mile swim leg of the 140.6-mile (226-kilometer) race.“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of an athlete at today’s Ironman U.S. Championship,” World Triathlon Corp., which owns Ironman, said in a statement. “The athlete received immediate on-site medical attention and was transported to a nearby hospital.”http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-11/male-competitor-dies-in-new-york-city-ironman-triathlon

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2012-08-11 2:26 PM
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Ugh.
I was volunteering in T1 and I saw some officials looking around at the handful of bikes that were still left in transition after everyone was out Andrew water and I wondered if something had happened. Was hoping for just an ordinary DNF.
Tragic.
2012-08-11 2:30 PM
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Frown Terrible news, thoughts and prayers....

2012-08-11 2:42 PM
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That just sucks. I'm sorry to lack eloquence, but it does. So sad. Sorry to hear about it..Frown
2012-08-11 2:59 PM
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Awful. Thoughts and prayers to the family.What the heck is going on? I know this point has been belabored here, but seems like a regular occurrence. Someone was pulled from the water in a race here in Cleveland last week. That gentleman made it thanks to the competitors who pulled him out and the responders on the beach.People losing heir life in the pursuit of a hobby and a healthy life.


2012-08-11 3:04 PM
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So so so sorry.  Was just at finish.  Kids, husband, and I watched Rapp come in and ironically my husband said to me "I hope no one died"...have seen 3 lost in the NYC tri over the years I've been following this race.  Prayers to his family. 
2012-08-11 3:19 PM
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Very tragic. Thought and prayers to the family

 

2012-08-11 4:14 PM
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2012-08-11 4:44 PM
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Last year, someone died in the Nautica NYC Triathlon as well as a heart attack during same event.  That's very disheartening to hear.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/08/sports/man-dies-during-new-york-city-triathlon.html

2012-08-11 5:31 PM
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Sorry to hear this.

My prayers go out to the family and friends.


2012-08-11 5:36 PM
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I echo what all have said in this thread already, my thoughts and prayers go out to the gentleman and to his family. Frown
2012-08-11 6:00 PM
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Praying that God will blanket the family and friends with His comfort and peace during this time.
2012-08-11 6:32 PM
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GAUG3 - 2012-08-11 6:00 PM Praying that God will blanket the family and friends with His comfort and peace during this time.

Well said. Terrible tragedy.

2012-08-11 6:41 PM
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This is sad, but I think we need to distinguish between the "swimmer wasn't prepared" side of the arguement and the "he had a bad heart" . I lost a friend of mine over 3 years due to a heart problem. He had just been to cardiologist and was cleared to begin training for his 2nd IM. Died at the hospital. Easily could have happened in a race.

I also am friends with someone whose fiance's died during the swim of a tri I did. That took some time to get past knowing that my wave was after his and they didn't recover his body until the next day near the swim exit. Frankly took some time for me to get back in the water. I watched what is family and friends went through. It wasn't pretty.

I feel terrible for his family and friends and will pray for them.
2012-08-11 6:44 PM
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This is terrible news. I echo everyone's sentiments here this is an absolute tragedy. My thoughts and my prayers go out to his family.


2012-08-11 6:48 PM
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Sad news.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.



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2012-08-11 7:25 PM
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My thoughts and prayers are with this persons family and friends. Very sad news.
2012-08-11 7:28 PM
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Prayers for his friends and family.
2012-08-11 8:22 PM
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GAUG3 - 2012-08-11 6:00 PM

Praying that God will blanket the family and friends with His comfort and peace during this time.


Perfectly stated and felt here as well.
2012-08-11 8:32 PM
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So very tragic, I'm so disheartened by all this. We lost someone in the small race I was in today during the swim, likely a cardiac arrest. Why? why?! I feel so bad for these families


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Praying that God will wrap his arms around the family and friends and help them through this tragedy.
2012-08-11 8:57 PM
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praying for this family...
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PatsyID - 2012-08-11 8:32 PM So very tragic, I'm so disheartened by all this. We lost someone in the small race I was in today during the swim, likely a cardiac arrest. Why? why?! I feel so bad for these families

I know how you feel. Last year we lost a runner during our church's 10K & 5K. I was one of the RDs and it hit me very hard. I too asked why did this happen. The man's wife is so strong in her faith.  She told me that she knows something good will come out of losing her husband.

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Sad indeed. My deepest thoughts are with the family of the deceased. 
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