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Man dies in Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

March 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3 (UPI) -- A 46-year-old Texas man apparently suffered a heart attack and died Sunday as he began the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, race officials said.

"It is our understanding that this is the first death to ever to take place at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, which has taken place for 33 years," race director Bill Burke said in a statement.

The name of the man, who was from Austin, Texas, was not released, KGO-TV, San Francisco, said.

Spain's Javier Gomez won the event in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes.

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