ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An athlete died while running a triathlon in Ada Township, organizers have confirmed.
Gary Grunwald was in the midst of running in the USAT Clydesdale & Athena National Championship hosted by the Grand Rapids Triathlon when he died. The 61-year-old man was from Elk Grove, California, according to event officials.
A spokesperson for USA Triathlon and the Tris4Health Race Management Company said they were “deeply saddened” by his death on Sunday.
“The sport lost a member of its beloved community, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to Gary's family and friends,” the groups said in a statement on Monday.
Event officials said they are working to gather more information regarding the incident.