Triathlete, 75, dies after being pulled from Lake Erie during competition
A 75-year-old liked triathlete died after being pulled from the waters of Lake Erie whilst competing within the swim portion of a race Saturday morning.
Jim Hix, a local of Oklahoma, received the duathlon nationwide championship within the males’s 75-79 age crew in 2017 and likewise represented the U.S. at more than a few world occasions
USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris issued the next observation:
“Our recreation misplaced a member of its liked group and we prolong our heartfelt condolences to Jim’s spouse, Ann, his friends and family,” stated USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris in a press unlock, reports Cleveland 19.
“As some of the country’s most sensible multisport athletes in his age crew, Jim and USA Triathlon shared a detailed courting and his passing is especially tough,” the observation stated.
Hix’s precise explanation for demise isn’t recognized presently.
The Related Press contributed to this file.