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Bates College To Honor Life Of Triathlete, Professor

Maine's David Aschauer died after being pulled from the water in the Tri For Preservation race in Cape Elizabeth.

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Maine’s David Aschauer died after being pulled from the water in the Tri For Preservation race in Cape Elizabeth.

Preparations are being made to honor the life of a Bates economics professor who died unexpectedly after participating in a Cape Elizabeth triathlon last week.

David Aschauer, 58, of Portland, died Monday, Aug. 22, a day after he had been rescued during the swimming portion of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s seventh annual fundraising triathlon.

Aschauer, a veteran triathlete known among his colleagues and friends for his passion for physical fitness, apparently stopped moving less than 50 yards from the end of the finish line of the race’s swimming portion, said Ted Darling, president of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust and a primary organizer of the race.

Read more: Sunjournal.com