After two athletes collided on their bikes during Ironman 70.3 Barcelona, one of them died. Initially, the athlete still received medical attention and he/she was also transported to the hospital, but there he/she lost his/her life a few hours later. The other athlete involved in the crash is doing well. Below is the official statement from Ironman.
“It is with our deepest regret to confirm the passing of a participant at the Ironman 70.3 Barcelona triathlon. During the bike portion of the race, two athletes were involved in a crash. One of the athletes suffered a significant medical event and received medical care on site before being transported to a nearby hospital where they continued to receive treatment. Despite best medical efforts, the athlete passed away a few hours later.
“We share our deepest condolences with the athlete’s family and friends and will continue to offer them our support at this difficult time.
“The other athlete, who was also transported to the hospital for evaluation and treatment was released with non-critical injuries. We wish them a full a speedy recovery.
“We thank the safety personnel and first responders who worked quickly to provide both athletes with medical support.”