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Russian Triathlete Dies During Championship

Russia's Investigative Committee launched a probe Monday into the cause of death of an athlete during the country's triathlon championship on Saturday.

Yegor Leontyev, a 26-year-old man from the Urals  city of Chelyabinsk, lost consciousness during the 21-kilometer running stage of the event held in Nizhny Novgorod. Doctors on site provided him with medical assistance but were unable to save his life, RIA Novosti reported.

The regional branch of the Investigative Committee said that it would check whether Leontyev had taken a doping test, and determine the circumstances surrounding his death.

See also:

Menchov Banned Over Doping Violations — UCI

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