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Triathlons More Risky Than Marathons

Swim-Bike-Run Events Carry Twice the Risk of Sudden Death

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March 31, 2009 (Orlando) -- Ironmen, beware: Triathlons can be downright deadly.

Participants in the swim-bike-run competitions face twice the risk of sudden death as marathoners, according to the first study to look at the issue.

The most risky leg of the events is the swimming...

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