In triathlons, swimming poses greatest risk of death

[MedPage Today, April 06, 2010] Most triathlon participants who drop dead during the competition do so in the water, researchers said.

Investigation of 14 sudden deaths among triathletes from 2006 to 2008 showed that all but one occurred during the swimming portion, reported Kevin M. Harris, MD, of the Minneapolis Heart Institute of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and colleagues. Read the full story at

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