Yesterday’s Ironman 70.3 Texas was marked by a tragic happening during the swim part. One of the participants was in need of medical attention. Soon after the athlete was taken to the hospital, news came out that he had passed away.
“During the swim portion of the Ironman 70.3 Texas triathlon, an athlete required and received medical attention upon swim safety personnel recognizing the athlete was in need of assistance”, Ironman explains in a press release. “The athlete was transported to a nearby hospital, where we were saddened to learn they passed away.”
“We share our greatest sympathies with the family and friends of the athlete and will continue to offer them our support as they go through this very difficult time. We thank the swim safety personnel and first responders who worked quickly to provide the athlete with medical support.”