Neal Birbal Dies After Completing Hardcore Yesterday

A man died after completing the grueling course at Hardcore yesterday.

Looptt was told the man,identified as Neal Birbal, is said to be in his late 50s. He completed the course and collapsed before collecting his medal.

Hardcore is an annual obstacle course event which is held in Santa Cruz.

The event attracts teams from various fitness and corporate bodies who endure many physical obstacles along the way.

Looptt was told the Hardcore committee is currently investigating to see if the deceased had any pre-existing conditions.

We were told all participants must sign a waiver which advises that if they have any medical conditions they should not take part.

The committee is expected to issue a formal statement on the incident.