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.