Nobby man, 21, collapses and dies after triathlon

THE triathlon community has been rocked by the death of a 21-year-old Nobby man who could not be revived after collapsing after a race at Goondiwindi.

Hell of the West triathlon committee member Peter Crothers said the young man had finished the race on Sunday  morning and was on his way to the recovery area when he collapsed.

"A young male competitor finished the race seemingly in good health and good spirits," Mr Crothers said.

He said a fellow competitor and medical staff rushed to the man's aid after he collapsed.

"The first or second competitor behind him was a doctor himself."

The man was taken to Goondiwindi Hospital.

Mr Crothers said news of the man's death was a shock to all at the event.

Up to 700 people took part in the race, which comprised of a 2km swim, 80km bike ride and 20km run.

"It is the first incident we have had like this in 25 years."

Goondiwindi police said the cause of the man's death was under investigation.



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