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Death of Elm Grove man in "Ore to Shore" race under investigation

MARQUETTE, MI (WTAQ) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 37-year-old suburban Milwaukee man in a weekend mountain bike race in Marquette Michigan.

Police found the man unresponsive after learning that a rider in the "Ore to Shore" bike races never got to the finish line.

The victim was from Elm Grove. He was spotted just off the race course, and efforts to revive him failed.

The event featured several mountain bike races up to 48 miles in length. It was not immediately known which race the Elm Grove biker had entered.

The "Ore to Shore" course goes through a variety of terrain, including wooded areas, and along Lake Superior and the Dead River.

Organizers said the death was the first in the event's 15-year history.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)