NEW YORK (AP) — A 40-year-old woman who experienced difficulty during the swimming portion of the Nautica New York City Triathlon remains in critical condition, a day after another participant died.
Race director Bill Burke said Monday the Elmhurst, Ill., woman was believed to have gone into cardiac arrest twice after the swim Sunday.
Her name wasn’t released at the request of her family.
A 64-year-old Freehold, N.J., man died after he was pulled out of the Hudson River unconscious. Police say the man, Michael Kudryk, was believed to have suffered a heart attack.
Police say 26 others were removed from the water needing assistance for minor injuries or pains throughout the swim.
Participants in the yearly race swim about a mile, bike 25 miles and run 6 miles.