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posted: 8/27/2012 10:09 AM

38-year-old man dies after Wis. bike race

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Associated Press

SUAMICO, Wis. -- A 38-year-old man is dead after competing in a mountain bike race in Brown County.

According to county sheriff's department, the man was cycling up a steep hill during the race at Brown County Reforestation Camp Sunday. He got off his bike and told a nurse that he couldn't catch his breath.

WLUK-TV reports he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials are investigating the cause of death.

More than 600 competitors took part in the 12-mile race organized by Wisconsin Off Road Series.

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