Authorities have identified the man who died while competing in the Ironman U.S Championship in Manhattan last weekend as Andy Naylor, a 43-year-old police superintendent from Hong Kong.
Naylor was originally from Wales, in the UK.Original story
A man participating in the Ironman U.S. Championship dies swimming in the Hudson River earlier today.
Organizers of the event said the man, who has not been identified, suffered some “sort of distress” while he was in the water.
He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.
The cause of death is unknown; however, an autopsy is planned.
The Ironman U.S. Championship is an all-day competition that goes from New York to New Jersey with participants swimming 2.4 miles in the Hudson River. They then go on a 112-mile bicycle ride through the suburbs before running a 26.2mile marathon that ends in Riverside Park in Manhattan.