Konark: A triathlete participating in the third edition of HercUlean Triathlon at Konark died while participating in the endurance multisport race here today.
The deceased identified as Nitin Soni from Jodhpur, Rajasthan fell sick while participating in the event owing which he was rushed to District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Puri.
The doctors declared him dead on arrival. While the reason of death was yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that he might have died due to cardiac arrest.
The triathlon event started at Ramchandi today where participants from various parts of the country and abroad participated in it. The triathlon race consists of swimming, cycling and running. The event started with a full distance race (Ironman triathlon distance race) in Konark and the next stop would be at Udaipur, Rajasthan (Fateh Sagar Lake).
At Konark, the participants are competing in Full distance, Half Distance and Olympic distance triathlon races.