Argentine athlete dies during half Ironman in Chile

The Argentine athlete Iván Páez died on the 15th after a cardiorespiratory arrest that he suffered in full competition while completing the 90 kilometers of cycling in the International Triathlon or Ironman in the Chilean city of Pucón, in the south of the country.

The 31-year-old athlete who suffered a heart attack almost 10 kilometers after completing the test, had to be helped by the helicopter of the race, which immediately transferred him to the Pucón hospital to provide advanced resuscitation.


Despite the efforts of the medical team, the athlete could not stabilize, dying in the hospital compound in Pucón, about 680 kilometers south of Santiago.

According to the organization of the race, the athlete assured in his medical statement that he had no previous morbid history.

The Pucón Triathlon or Iroman began at 7:45 local time this Sunday with 1.900 meters of swimming, followed by 100 kilometers of cycling, and 21 kilometers of running.

The test is part of the 20 World Tour events that ends with Florida Ironman in the United States, delivering 30 seats for the World Championship in Clearwater.


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