On Saturday, word came out about the tragic death of an athlete during Ironman 70.3 Mallorca, but Challenge Lisboa just shared a statement about the passing of an athlete in their race too. “It is with great sadness we confirm the death of a participant at Challenge Lisboa at the weekend”, the organization writes.
“During the swim in Saturday’s race, swim safety personnel recognized the athlete was in trouble and provided him with immediate medical attention. He was transported to the medical tent, where the medical staff were able to revive him and rush him to hospital. However, we have learned on the evening of Sunday, May 8, that the athlete sadly passed away. We share our deepest condolences with the athlete’s family and friends and will continue to offer them our support in this very sad time. And thank you to the swim safety personnel and medical staff who responded so quickly to provide the athlete with medical care he needed.”