Triathlete dies in Cebu Ironman

first_img“We are still gathering information,” Uytengsu said.The Ironman race in Cebu also had a casualty back in 2012. –With reports from Christian Orellano and Norman MendozaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Tragedy struck in the 2017 Ironman 70.3 Philippines when a triathlete passed away during the gruelling race Sunday at Shangri-La Mactan here.In a report by Cebu Daily News, the athlete, who was participating in the men’s 45-49 category, suddenly stopped on his tracks during the 1.9-kilometer swim course and was seen waving his hands, calling the attention of the race marshals who immediately swam to him.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Triathlete dies in Cebu Ironman OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippine Red Cross identified the athlete as Eric Nadal Mediavillo, 47, from PMMA Multi Sport team.Mediavillo was unconscious when he was brought to shore. Paramedics still tried to revive the triathlete before rushing him to Mactan Doctor’s Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 9:47 a.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our athletes following the Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu. The athlete required medical attention during the swim portion of Sunday’s race and was properly transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated. Our condolences go out to the athlete’s family and friends, whom we will continue to support,” the organizers said in a statement.Sunrise Events founder Wilfred Steven Uytengsu said the organizers were still investigating the incident. MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more