Triathlons get another safety nudge

Elite Ironman athlete in favor of rules that would increase safety in the water

Updated: August 5, 2014, 2:27 PM ET
By Christopher Chavez | ESPN.com

A 50-year-old man suffered cardiac arrest during the swim portion of the New York City Triathlon last Sunday. The man turned blue and wasn't breathing, but he was eventually revived.

That story had a happy ending, but swim deaths during triathlons have become an increasing issue in recent years. 

Three-time Ironman world champion and two-time Ironman 70.3 champion Craig Alexander was in New York earlier in the month and spoke openly about the challenges facing swimmers in triathlons.

"It's ...

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