Man Dies in NYC Triathlon
40-year-old woman also hospitalized, in critical condition
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2011 3:43 AM CDT
A file photo of the New York City Triathlon from 2002.   (AP Photo/Anders Krusberg, File)

(Newser) – A 64-year-old man died yesterday after suffering a heart attack during the swimming portion of a triathlon in New York City, reports the Wall Street Journal. It was the second ever fatality for the Nautica New York City Triathlon, and the first since 2008. A 40-year-old woman was also taken to a local hospital after experiencing cardiac arrest in the Hudson River, and is in critical condition.