Elmhurst woman dies after competing in NYC Triathlon

August 8, 2011 11:58:52 AM PDT
A west suburban Elmhurst woman has died after competing in the New York City Triathlon.

She was rushed to the hospital with heart attack-like symptoms during the swimming portion of the race.

The 40-year-old woman's name has not been released.

A 64-year-old man from New Jersey also died during the swimming competition. Officials suspect he died from a heart attack.

Police say 26 others needed medical attention during the one mile swim in the Hudson River.