The triathlon family is large, and when we lose one from our ranks, we all share in the sadness. People wonder about the dangers of triathlon, and in comparison to this morning's swim, the NYC triathlon swim portion, even with the sporadic jellyfish bites, was one of the safest and shortest swims of our sport.
The wave starts spaced everyone out nicely, and the current pulled the athletes most of the way toward the finish.
Our numbers have grown in the sport of triathlon, and so have the number of triathletes with heart conditions that are doing the event. Stay safe out there, and if you feel your heart beat in a strange way, seek a Doctor's advice. The human condition is a fragile one - we live within a very narrow range of existence that is life. Cherish it, and take care of yourselves.