According to event organizers, an athlete who received treatment at the Ironman Mont-Tremblant on Sunday died yesterday. Jean-François Chalifour, 42, had collapsed in the first kilometer of the marathon.
“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our athletes today [Tuesday] following the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant Triathlon. The athlete received medical attention during the running portion of the event which took place last Sunday and was taken to the nearest hospital, the organizers wrote on Facebook. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones, who can count on our continued support during this difficult time. ”
Jean-François Chalifour was the head of the pneumology department of the CISSS des Laurentides, in addition to being the medical director of two sleep laboratories. The announcement of his death was greeted with emotion on social networks.
More than 2,000 athletes participated in the sixth edition of the Ironman Mont-Tremblant on Sunday. The event consists of 3.8 kilometers of swimming, 180 kilometers of bike, then a marathon.