"Ms. Miyazaki was born in Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. She started triathlon in college, won the Japan U23 Triathlon Championships in 2019, and was expected to grow into a leading, high-performing triathlete in the future, aiming to win medals at the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics."
A sobering reminder of the inherent dangers associated with multisport - particularly cycling.
We're lucky to get to participate in multisport, but tragedies like this demonstrate the frailty of our lives - especially on two wheels. Whether it's 'just' a training session or a race, all of us at every level of ability and talent have to take appropriate precautions. Even if you're confident in your bike handling skills, it's always a good idea keep your head on a swivel and be mindful of others, including drivers, pedestrians, and other cyclists.
A life taken too soon, doing what she loved to do.
Rest in peace, Ms. Miyazaki.
Official statement from World Triathlon HERE