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BMX star Mirra dies of apparent suicide

Triathlete reports that BMX star-turned-triathlete Dave Mirra has died at 41 from an apparent suicide, according to Greenville, N.C. police reports. After retiring from his BMX and X Games career, Mirra competed in several triathlons — including at August’s Ironman Lake Placid — and said his goal was to qualify for the Ironman World Championship.

Mirra was a husband, father, mentor, and friend to so many. By all accounts, he brought incredible energy, dedication and enthusiasm to all of his pursuits, and dared others to dream big right along with him.

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