TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An official says a participant in an annual northern Michigan mountain bike race died during the event.
Iceman Cometh race director Steve Brown tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle (http://bit.ly/HxCuWg ) that the rider went down with roughly 3 miles remaining in Saturday's 29-mile race from Kalkaska to Traverse City. Brown says the rider died of cardiac arrest.
The rider's name wasn't released. The newspaper reports it's the first death in the more than two decades that the race has been run.
Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, http://www.record-eagle.com