500 metres from Ironman finish line in Goa, man collapses, dies a day later – The Indian Express

A 26-year-old working as an associate manager at a multinational company died a day after he collapsed during a triathlon endurance race on Sunday.
Police said Kamakhya Siddharth, who hailed from Ranchi, was participating in the individual category of Ironman 70.3 Goa – a triathlon endurance race that involves a 1.2 mile swim, a 56-mile cycling ride and a 13.1-mile run. The race, which has participants from over 50 countries, was flagged off by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday morning.
Siddharth, who worked in the technology strategy sector, died of multiple organ failure at a private hospital on Monday.
In a statement on their Facebook page, Ironman 70.3 Goa wrote, “We are saddened to confirm the passing of a race participant during Sunday’s triathlon. At approximately 500 metres from the finish on the run portion of the race, the athlete required medical assistance. Emergency medical personnel and an ambulance positioned on the run course for the event provided immediate medical support before transporting the athlete to a nearby hospital, where they sadly passed away today”.
“We appreciate the quick work of onsite safety personnel and first responders to provide the athlete with medical support. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the athlete’s family and friends, whom we will continue to offer our support,” the statement added.
A police officer, requesting anonymity, said: “As per preliminary information, he died of multiple organ failure on Monday afternoon. His family has not filed a complaint so far.”
Police said that in the days leading up to the race, Kamakhya had taken some training in Goa in open waters for swimming.
On his social media profiles, he described himself as an adrenaline junkie, a mountaineer, traveller and a “triathlete under training”. In the past few weeks, he had been documenting training routines for the race on his Instagram account. He had completed a half-marathon earlier this year in Ranchi.
Police said that after completing his schooling from Ranchi, he pursued engineering, before moving to Gurgaon for a job at a consulting firm in 2019.
Pavneet Singh ChadhaPavneet Singh Chadha is a reporter in the Delhi-NCR team. He covers Gu… read more


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