November 10, 2015 / 10:40 AM / 2 years ago

Frenchman Vidal dies aged 31

PARIS (Reuters) - French triathlete Laurent Vidal, fifth in the London 2012 Olympics, has died of a heart attack aged 31, French media reported on Tuesday.

File photo of France's triathlon competitor Laurent Vidal attending a ceremony to mark the 100 day point before the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games, in Paris April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Vidal, whose partner was triathlete Andrea Hewitt of New Zealand, had already suffered a heart attack last year.

He was a three-times French champion.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Martyn Herman

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