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Woman Dies of Injuries Suffered in Ironman Triathlon in Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A woman who competed in last weekend's Ironman Triathlon in Panama City has died.

Dorothy Barnett-Griffin was pulled from the water when she went under on the last lap of the event's swimming portion.

Dallas-Fort Worth television KTVT is reporting that doctors believe the 43-year-old North Texas woman slowly aspirated water.

It's not clear why she went under.

Barnett-Griffin was participating in the triathlon to raise money for the Journey of Hope Grief Support Center in Plano, Texas.

Her husband was also competing in the Panama City triathlon.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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