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Men Over 40 Should Think Twice Before Running Triathlons, University of Melbourne Reveals


6/21/2013 7:13:31 AM

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For men competing in triathlons past the age of 40, the grueling slog to the finish line could be their last. As the average age of competitors in endurance sports rises, a spate of deaths during races or intense workouts highlights the risks of excessive strain on the heart through vigorous exercise in middle age. Among the recent casualties: Michael McClintock, senior managing director of Macquarie Group Ltd. (MGQ) and a triathlete, who died at age 55 of cardiac arrest earlier this month after training.

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