The opening of the 2022 IRONMAN season at Ironman 70.3 Pucón, Chile resulted in a tragic death of a 38-year-old athlete.
According to reports, the athlete suffered a heart attack while in the water and was transported to a nearby hospital.
The race had to momentarily stop after another athlete informed security personnel of the emergency.
Sadly, medical authorities were unable to revive the athlete and he later passed away.
His identity is not yet released to the public.
The video below shows an ambulance transporting the competitor to a hospital:
— Carlos Madariaga (@CMadariaga90) January 9, 2022