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Yet Another Triathlon Swimmer Dies

Seems yet another individual has died during the swim portion of a triathlon this summer -- this time a Boise doctor participating in the annual race at Emmett, Idaho. Matthew Sell, a doctor who treated newborn infants at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, died Saturday while swimming in a triathlon in Emmett. The Idaho Statesman reports: "Sell was about 50 yards from the finish of the 0.9-mile swim portion of the race, said Ken Runyan, director of the Emmett's Most Excellent Triathlon." The Emmett triathlon wasn't as grueling as the Ironman triathlons this summer that claimed swimmers in Coeur d'Alene and on the Hudson River. More here. H/T: Kevin Richert

Question: Can it be that individuals are pushing themselves too hard to compete in grueling triathlons?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.