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NYC Triathlon Announces Death Of Competitor Sunday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- One person has died and another is in critical condition after getting in trouble during the swimming portion of the Nautica New York City Triathlon.

Race Director Bill Burke said in a statement that the 64-year-old man died in Sunday's race, and a 40-year-old woman was in critical condition.

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"The male was immediately treated by on-site emergency medical staff and transported to Roosevelt Hospital. The female athlete was also immediately treated on-site by emergency medical staff before she was transported to Roosevelt Hospital," he said.

"On behalf of all of us in the triathlon community, our thoughts and prayers are with the athletes and their loved ones," Burke added.

Participants in the yearly race swim 1.5 kilometers in the Hudson River, bike 40 kilometers and run 10 kilometers.

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