And again a heart attack: the 38-year-old athlete died while swimming on the Ironman 70.3 Pucon.
The opening of the 2022 Ironman season at the Ironman 70.3 Pucón, Chile resulted in the tragic death of the 38-year-old. According to reports, the athlete had a heart attack while in the water.
The race had to be stopped after one of the athletes alerted security personnel to the threatening situation of one of the athletes. The athlete received immediate medical attention and was taken to the nearest hospital. He later passed away. The identity of the athlete has not yet been disclosed.
Despite the setback, the 2022 Ironman season ended successfully on Sunday at the Ironman 70.3 Pucon, with Spaniards Javier Gomez and Luisa Baptista declared the winners.
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