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Death, cardiac arrest not rare during triathlons

September 18, 2017

The incidence of death or cardiac arrest during triathlons was 1.74 per 100,000 triathletes, with most being middle-aged and older men, according to findings published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“According to data from USA Triathlon (USAT), the U.S. governing body for the sport, more than 3,200 sanctioned adult events involving more than 460,000 participants took place in 2015. However, over the years, the number of race-related fatalities has generated concern regarding athlete safety during this competitive sport,” Kevin M. Harris, MD, of the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “Previous preliminary reports suggested that triathlon may not be entirely safe.”

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