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"Detailed medical history (i.e., medical conditions)
Detailed accounts of medical treatment(s) provided at the event or during/after transport to the hospital
Official autopsy findings, if any
Experience level with triathlon or endurance sport in general
Information about the safety plan in place for the event
Medical resources on site for the event
Water temperature during the swim leg
Water conditions during the swim leg"
I think the takeaway from all this is that it would be very hard to pigeon hole all these deaths into one general category, which has been my observations over the last 40 years. Just like with the death last week in the calmest, shortest triathlon that Pacific sports has ever put on in its 30 year history of staging triathlons, and their 1st fatality that i know of. Many folks would have thought that the high surf races they put on in LA without ever canceling the swims would have been the culprits, but no, it is the super calm bay with just a few hundred meter swim that produced the fatality, and all with on the spot medical personal.
It is something other than what folks think is the obvious here, and we as a sport are still trying to drill down to what those factors are. I have my own suspicions, like others do, but getting actual proof will not be easy..