Deaths in recent races prompt USA Triathlon review
USA Triathlon is creating a task force to determine if anything more can be done to prevent deaths such as those that occurred at recent races in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Louisville, Ky.
Five people across the United States died after racing in triathlons over the last two months and USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach tells The Associated Press that an independent panel of three physicians and two certified race directors will review the cases and see if there are common factors among them.
The panel's findings will then be presented to a larger review committee to determine what, if any, actions should be taken.
A progress update will be given at USA Triathlon's race director symposium in January in Colorado Springs, Colo.