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An athlete died Saturday while competing in the Ironman U.S. Championship's swim portion, organizers said.The competitor apparently “experienced distress” during the 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River, which separates New York and New Jersey.The weekend triathlon is the first such championship in the New York metropolitan region.”We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of an athlete at today's Aquadraat Sports Ironman U.S. Championship,” said Emily Vicker, a spokeswoman for Rubenstein Communications, which represents the competition.The athlete was declared dead at a nearby hospital.Authorities say the cause of death is unknown; they are awaiting autopsy results/CNN. More here.
Question: Is the swim portion of Ironman too dangerous?
In this SR file photo by Jesse Tinsley, Hundreds of spectators line the long bridge in Sandpoint for the Long Bridge Swim, where swimmers try to swim the 1.5 mile distance from south to north.
On Big Major Cay located in the Bahamas you will find a family of pigs that do nothing but eat, sleep and swim. The hungry pigs happily throw themselves into the waves when they see a yacht and swim a few hundred feet to the vessel with the hopes of a free meal. While the unusual sight of a swimming pig has never been spotted on Lake Pend Oreille, last Saturday more than 800 swimmers entered the water to make the 1.76 mile crossing of the 18th annual Long Bridge Swim. The morning dawned clear and sunny as swimmers gathered at Sandpoint High School for a warm welcome from founder Eric Ridgway, the national anthem sung by local Kristine Oliver and also received the necessary information required to safely complete the swim/Hillary DeCecchus, Bonner County Bee. More here.
Question: How far do you think you can swim?