HOUSTON (FOX26) - A 54 year old male athlete competing in the Iron Man competition in the Woodlands has died. According to authorities the man passed out at the beginning of the swim leg of the competition and was transported to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. The incident is currently under investigation.
The IRONMAN North American Championship Texas organization published this release:
"We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our athletes at today's IRONMAN North American Championship Texas triathlon. The athlete required medical attention during the swim portion of Saturday's race and was transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated. Our condolences go out to the athlete's family and friends, whom we have been in contact with and will continue to support. As with any event of this nature, we will work with the local authorities to gather all the details on how this incident occurred and will continue to do everything possible to provide a safe environment for our athletes."