New York City Triathlon
A Long Island man who nearly died during the New York City Triathlon got the chance on Sunday to meet with the first responders who saved his life.
A Long Island man was clinically dead for 11 minutes when his heart stopped during the New York City Triathlon this past summer, but he has defied the odds.
The man was removed from the water in cardiac arrest and taken to Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital, authorities said.
Thousands of athlete’s are gearing up for Sunday’s New York City Triathlon, but one participant in particular had to overcome some major challenges before even starting the course, CBS 2’s Andrea Grymes reported.
Runners are a common sight in Central Park, but usually, they are wearing more clothes than they were on Friday.
After months of training, Sunday is race day for more than 3,000 people participating in the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon.
Concern over whether participants would get to swim the more than two-mile first leg was outweighed by the fact that one of the participants died after experiencing what race organizers described as distress during the Hudson River swim.
The issue centers on so-called “noncharitable athletic parades” with registration fees. The NYPD is thinking about charging the full cost for such work as controlling traffic and shutting down streets.