After losing five competitors following several recent races, USA
Triathlon is establishing a committee to determine what can be done
to prevent additional deaths.
The independent panel will include three physicians and two
certified race directors who will conduct a review to look for
commonalities among the cases.
The panel is expected to give an update at USA Triathalon’s
annual race director symposium in January.
In August, a male and female competitor died during the swim
portion of the Nautica New York City Triathlon. Two others were
lost during the aquatic portion in events in Kentucky; and, last
month, a man died during the bike portion of the Nation’s
Triathlon in Washington, D.C.