SINGAPORE: The organisers and participants of the Bintan Reebok Spartan Race will observe a minute of silence on Sunday (Nov 20) morning for Singaporean Syed Mohamed Yusof, a 37 year-old participant who died on Saturday night, the first day of the two-day event.
Bintan Reebok Spartan Race is the third race that Mediacorp has teamed up with global obstacle race company Spartan Race to hold since November 2015.
Mr Syed, was a participant in a 21km race on Day 1 of the weekend event. Over 3000 participants, mostly from Singapore, had registered for races on Nov 19 and 20. Over 1500 participants completed the 21km race on Nov 19.
Medical personnel performed emergency resuscitation on Mr Syed after he was found unconscious and took him to RSUD Raja Ahmad Thabib Tanjungpinang, the local hospital, by ambulance. Doctors at the hospital pronounced him dead at 7.25pm and established the cause of death as cardiac arrest.
Organisers informed the family in Singapore soon after Mr Syed was found unconscious and arranged for them to go to Bintan immediately.
Arrangements have been made to convey Mr Syed’s body back to Singapore this morning, to be accompanied by family members and Jessie Sng, the Head of the Men, Women and Parents Segment unit at Mediacorp in charge of the event.
Miss Sng said, “We are deeply saddened by Mr Syed’s tragic and untimely death. Our thoughts are with his family and we are rendering every assistance to them at this very difficult time. Over 3000 members of the Spartan community have come to Bintan for the event and we will remember Mr Syed in a minute of silence before the start of the race today.”
Organisers understand that Mr Syed was single and worked in a technology company.