A local athlete died while competing in the Ironman triathlon in The Woodlands on Saturday morning, race authorities have confirmed.
Montgomery County Precinct 1 Judge Wayne Mack said other competitors noticed the man struggling in the water and pulled him to the shore around 8:30 a.m.
According to the Montgomery Count Sheriff's Office, first responders completed a "lengthy CPR" process in an attempt to revive the man. He was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann - The Woodlands.
The victim has only been identified as a 54-year-old from Montgomery County.
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