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02-June-2017
02-June-2017

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A plaque erected in memory of Peter Semos who died while competing in the Noosa Triathlon in 2004. 

A 37-year-old Sunshine Coast competitor died at the Noosa triathlon after suffering a heart attack near the finish.

Peter Semos was pronounced dead on arrival at Noosa Hospital, according to a statement from race medical director Richard Heath. He was competing in the 35-39 age category of the 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run triathlon and was apparently near the end of the run when he collapsed. Event staff reached Semos soon after the incident, but could not revive him. It is understood Semos' wife was a spectator at the race.

According to race officials, there has been one other death in the event's 22-year history. Several years ago, a man suffered a heart attack during the swim.

Noosa is billed as the world's second-largest triathlon and the event attracted about 5000 competitors.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) 7 November 2004. 

Location

Address:Noosa Parade , Lions Park , Noosa, 4567
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.388618
Long: 153.090513
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy

Dedication

Front Inscription
In memory of 

PETER SEMOS

A GOOD FRIEND OF NOOSA TRIATHLON
AND A GREAT BLOKE WHO LOVED LIFE 
AND LIVED IT TO THE FULLEST 
 
Source: MA
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