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Man dies during D.C. triathlon

WASHINGTON (AP) - A competitor died while biking in the Nation's Triathlon

Race director Bill Burke says a 59-year-old Virginia man went into cardiac arrest Sunday morning between mile 4 and 5 of the bike course. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead just after 9 a.m.

Burke declined to release the man's name.

Because of currents in the Potomac River, this year's event was not a triathlon, but a 24.8-mile bike ride followed by a 6.2-mile run.

Burke says that in the last six years he has been race director for the event, no one has died.

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