SAWYER COUNTY -- A 63-year-old participant of the September 15, 2018, Chequamegon Fat Tire Race has died.

The Sawyer County Coroner's Office stated to in a phone converstaion today that the man died from Cardiac Arrest. 

According to the festival's offical website, this was the 36th Annual Fat Tire Festival!

Join us on September 15, 2018 for the 36th Annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival! To enthusiastic off-road bicyclists from across the country, the annual trek to the Chequamegon (She-wa-me-gon) Fat Tire Festival presented by Trek means fat tire racing and fat tire fun. Each year in mid-September, thousands of fat tired fliers descend on the towns of Cable and Hayward in northwestern Wisconsin to take on the off road bicycle tests of endurance and agility offered throughout the weekend.

Rain before the event did soften the ground potentially making the race more challenging for its participants.

A second person also expeirienced shortness-of-breath during the race which required first-responders to give assitance.  The status of that person is not known to at this time. 

Last Update: Sep 17, 2018 5:06 pm CDT

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