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Two men die during swimming portion of Ironman event in Ireland

LONDON (AP) — Local authorities say two men died during the swimming portion of an Ironman event in Ireland. Cork County Council said it was “deeply saddened over the tragic loss of two race participants” during the event in Youghal in southwest Ireland. Irish broadcaster RTE said the two men, one in his mid-60s and one in his mid-40s, died in separate incidents during the 1.9 kilometer (1.2 mile) swimming portion of the competition. The event had originally been scheduled for Saturday but was pushed back one day because of severe weather conditions.

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