Terrible News - Death at this years IM France

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In At The Deep End    pirate
23/06/2013 at 13:02
Just read on FB that a poor guy has died on the bike course of IM France. Terrible news! My thoughts are with his family, friends and the organisers. IRONMAN France Nice - Official announcement society IRONMAN has regret to announce the death of an athlete who took part this day, Sunday, June 23 at the IRONMAN France Nice.

At this moment all our thoughts as well as those of partners and all personnel associated with the organisation of the event go to the family, relatives and friends of the athlete.

The athlete was on the bike of the race course and the teams in charge of the Organization of the IRONMAN France Nice are currently working in full cooperation with the authorities to establish the circumstances of this tragic incident.

A press conference will be held this day in the presence of Yves CORDIER, Director IRONMAN France and clerk of the Course as well as Thomas DIECKHOFF, Director IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and South Africa.
cougie    pirate
23/06/2013 at 13:08
Horrible news. Rip poor guy.
M...eldy    pirate
23/06/2013 at 14:41

Sad news indeed

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
23/06/2013 at 14:43

Oh God, awful news, 2nd this week. Poor family and friends. Might sound trite but at least he died doing something he enjoyed. Here in Germany a senior vet died last weekend on a team cross tri, he didn't complete the 30km  MTB.

cougie    pirate
23/06/2013 at 15:37
Reports have it as a 30 year old Brit at Tourettes ? I think that was the climb ?
M...eldy    pirate
23/06/2013 at 15:52

we had a big down hill on a hairpin before Tourettes if I remember rightly?

citizen 146    pirate
23/06/2013 at 16:12

sounds like an accident rather than the increasingly common cardiac arrest on the swim, thoughts go out to friends and family........

23/06/2013 at 16:26
M...eldy    pirate
23/06/2013 at 16:30

There are some amazing results coming from France this year as well .. some guy has done a 38 min swim?

From the news link above, I think that is precisely the place that we saw crashes the year we were there ... right hand hairpin

23/06/2013 at 16:36

Always the worry descending When I did Antwerp IM 70.3 a young lad died in a tunnel under the river coming off his bike when descending (and that wasn't steep at all)

23/06/2013 at 17:18

Sobering thought to all of us!  We all have loved ones to home to at the end of the day.  So, race hard and fair but be careful too!

Symes    pirate
23/06/2013 at 18:30

That's one hell of a swim, quicker pace than the Oly pros if my maths is about right

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
23/06/2013 at 22:24

I have a friend doing it - looks like a dnf on the run as he has a bike time registered, (thankfully)

Hope    pirate
24/06/2013 at 07:14

Very sad news. 

 

Lee the Pea    pirate
24/06/2013 at 11:19

Terrible news indeed, my thoughts are with his family.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
24/06/2013 at 13:32

Very sad

27/06/2013 at 00:00

never a good thing to read, thoughts with the family  


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