On Sunday April 14, Cinthya Shirley Nivelo Pacheco, 25, died while participating in a physically demanding competition called WAR RACE (an extreme race of 10 km with several obstacles), due to extreme dehydration.
Competitors and supporters of the race claimed that during a hill stretch of 8 km, there wasn’t any hydration point or a staff to assist participants.
Sources revealed that Cinthya collapsed reaching six of the ten km of the race and there was nobody to assist her or paramedical personnel on this War Race . She apparently began making strange sounds and her eyes began to roll back, which worried other competitors. “There were no hydration stations or rescue units, my daughter had to wait about two hours for a ride to get to the hospital,” said Freddy Nivelo, father of the victim.
Nivelo was transported by an ambulance from the Fire Department to the Kennedy Alborada clinic. She suffered two cardiorespiratory arrests and about 19:00 her death was known. The results of the autopsy revealed that Cinthya suffered a massive dehydration.
Other supporters of the competition argue that the lack of preparation of the victim to this type of competition could have caused her death. This is the third race of its kind organized by War Race ; the manager, Rodolfo Farfán, has not commented on the tragedy.