The Brazilian triathlete Felipe Manent, age 31, suffered a heart attack while training swimming this Tuesday afternoon, at Clube Doze de Agosto (Florianópolis, Brazil)
Coach Filipe Corradini and another athlete who were at the scene they helped him out of the water managing to revive him. But unfortunately shortly after, he had another cardiac arrest from which he could not recover.
3 times in world championships
Felipe excelled in his long-distance racing career and competed in the World Championships three times (2011, 2012 and 2014). In 2019, he finished the IRONMAN Wales in eighth position.
He belonged to the Brazilian Youth Triathlon Team, Sub 23 and Elite, participating in several national, pan-American and ITU world championships.
In 2011 he moved professionally to long distance, where he completed more than 50 tests in medium distances and more than 10 full distances.
He organized the Fodaxman Extreme Triathlon
In addition, he was one of the organizers of the Fodaxman Extreme Triathlon, one of the most important events in Brazil.
The test is held with 3.8km of night swimming, 180km of cycling through the rugged Serra do Rio do Rastro and, finally, 42km of running with more than 1.200 thousand meters of accumulated unevenness
Through social networks, Clube Doze de Agosto mourned the death of Felipe Manente
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