On behalf of Pure Adventures, the race organisers of the 2019 Trappers 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge presented by Bloemfontein Courant, and Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve, it is with great sadness that we can confirm that we have had a tragedy at the race today and have sadly lost an athlete on the course.
The gentleman collapsed on the route only 1km from the finish line. Medics were immediately dispatched and treatment was administered, unfortunately they were not able to stabilise him and he passed away. At this stage it is too soon to tell what happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. We are assisting the family with everything that needs to be done and unfortunately cannot release the name of the athlete until all of his family have been properly informed.