IRONMAN 70.3 August, the prestigious triathlon event, is mourning the loss of a young athlete who passed away during the competition. It’s the second year in a row that an athlete has died during IRONMAN 70.3 August. Read on to know what happened and who was the athlete.
This year IRONMAN 70.3 returned to Augusta and witness around 200 to 400 more participants than last year. It was all smiles and fun as two Americans went away with victories until the death of an athlete was announced.
IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Announces the Death of an Athlete
Following Sunday’s triathlon event, IRONMAN 70.3 August announced the death of an athlete who was competing in this year’s showcase. The athlete died during the swim portion as per the race officials.
They required urgent medical attention and was later transported to a local hospital. The athelete passed away in the hospital on Monday, September 26, 2022.
“We share our greatest sympathies with the family and friends of the athlete and will continue to offer them our support as they go through this very difficult time. We thank the swim safety personnel and first responders who worked quickly to provide the athlete with medical support,” said IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta in an official post via Facebook.
Who was the athlete that died in IRONMAN 70.3 August 2022?
The race officials didn’t reveal the name and identity of the athlete that died during the swim portion of IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta 2022. We’re currently trying to reach out to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office for identification.
Once we find more information or more details are released, we’ll update this section. Make sure you visit again to know everything about the unfortunate event at this year’s triathlon festivity.
George R. Hall Died during IRONMAN 70.3 August Last Year
IRONMAN 70.3 is a triathlon event where athletes complete a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run has built a reputation of being dangerous.Specifically, it’s swim portion is so hectic that it has become a reason for multiple deaths over the years
In 2021, George R. Hall from Martizen died during IRONMAN 70.3 August. He was pulled out from water by the rescue team due to needing urgent attention. The live saving measures were carried on George before transporting him to the hospital.
However, he passed away, unfortunately, as a result of too much water filling into his lungs.
Earlier this year, a male athlete died in IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire in June.
Another fit and healthy athlete dies 💉— Dame Dissident (@ADissident3) June 18, 2022
“A triathlon athlete died today as they took part in an event in the Midlands. The competitor was ill during the triathlon at Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire” He was treated by on-site medical team and rushed to hospital.https://t.co/xrhNUhgFA0 pic.twitter.com/X7fFF8nAIl
Whereas, an Arlington athlete died in IRONMAN 70.3 Texas triathlon.
Arlington Athlete Dies After Competing In IRONMAN 70.3 Texas Triathlonhttps://t.co/00Y6ubG2wn pic.twitter.com/Ozdp6A1wX4— SMASH BLOCK T.V. (@SmashBlockTV) April 5, 2022
We’d like to request our readers to not participate in such events when you are not fully fit or healthy to compete. Moreover, our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased.
IRONMAN 70.3 Augusa 2022 Results: American Duo Wins it All
This year’s IRONMAN 70.3 August on Sunday saw Jason West and Grace Alexander coming out as victors. The American duo defeated their competitors in their respective groups to claim the trophies.
Sunday 25 September 2022 – 1.9km / 90km / 21.1km
1.Jason West (USA) – 3:35:18
2.Trevor Foley (USA) – 3:36:07
3.Justin Metzler (USA) – 3:40:20
4.Filipe Azevedo (POR) – 3:41:04
5.Martin Ulloa (CHI) – 3:43:07
1.Grace Alexander (USA) – 4:12:28
2.Lottie Lucas (UAE) – 4:13:33
3.Sarah Bishop (USA) – 4:16:33
4.Dede Griesbauer (USA) – 4:17:50
5.Alycia HIll (USA) – 4:19:12
That’s all for the story. The shine of the medals became dull after the tragic news of the death of an athlete came out. Send your prayers to the departed soul.