- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for an Ironman triathlon in Chattanooga says a male competitor has died.

Race spokeswoman Ellie Seifert tells media outlets that an athlete required medical attention during the 2.4-mile swim portion of Sunday’s event and Hamilton County emergency crews pulled him from the Tennessee River.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The man’s identity wasn’t immediately released pending notification of relatives.



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