Ironman Triathlon Competitor In Chattanooga Dies

Posted at 3:51 PM, May 22, 2016

A spokeswoman for an Ironman triathlon in Chattanooga said a male competitor has died.

Race spokeswoman Ellie Seifert told media outlets 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.