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.
A 40-year-old woman who experienced difficulty during the swimming portion of the 11th Nautica New York City Triathlon has died.
Race Director Bill Burke says in a statement that the 64-year-old man died in Sunday’s race. A 40-year-old woman was treated on the scene and brought to Roosevelt Hospital.
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