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Triathlete Dies During Swim Portion of Escape From Alcatraz Race

A 46-year-old man from Austin, Texas, died of a heart attack during the swim portion of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, the first fatality in the event’s 33-year history.

Race organizers said the competitor, who wasn’t identified, suffered a “massive cardiac event” yesterday morning as he started the 1 1/2-mile (2.4-kilometer) swim in San Francisco Bay off Alcatraz Island. The water temperature was approximately 51 degrees Fahrenheit (10.5 Celsius).