Singapore police said Monday they are investigating the sudden death of a teenager who collapsed and died after crossing the finishing line in a triathlon race.
Thaddeus Cheong, a 17-year-old student at Raffles Junior College, passed out and was foaming at the mouth after completing a grueling two hours and nine minutes of swimming, cycling and running on Sunday, the Straits Times newspaper said.
A police spokesman said Cheong was taken to a hospital but doctors failed to resuscitate him and pronounced him dead an hour later.
"Police have classified it as a case of unnatural death. Investigations are ongoing," the spokesman told The Associated Press.
Cheong's family, team mates and friends were shocked by his sudden death, the newspaper said. He was a "very, very good boy" and "every mother's dream," his mom Angeline Cheong told the daily.
Cheong was among 11 participants in the race, a trial to pick two men and two women triathletes to represent Singapore in the year-end Southeast Asia Games. The newspaper said the teen came in third.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.