Former New Zealand Olympic triathlete Shane Reed has died at age 49 from brain cancer. Check out his cause of death in this article.
Shane Reed : Death | Cause of death | Net worth
Shane Reed was a New Zealand aquathlete and triathlete. He won three titles at the ITU Aquathlon World Championships.
|Born||16 June 1973
Palmerston North, New Zealand
|Died||30 October 2022 (aged 49)|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
During his sporting career, he took part in over 65 ITU competitions, winning five medals and achieving thirty-one top ten finishes.
Reed competed in his first triathlon when he was 21. He finished in seventh place at the 2004 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Madeira, Portugal. He was also eleventh at the 2005 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Gamagori, Japan.
Reed was selected for the New Zealand Olympic team in the men’s triathlon. He qualified for the country’s third and final spot at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by winning the Oceania championships triathlon title in March of that same year.
Shane Reed death
Former New Zealand triathlete Shane Reed has died at 49.
Reed competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and was a three-time ITU Aquathon world champion between 1998 and 2004.
World Triathlon published a video tribute to Reed, saying it “would like to express its deepest sadness for the loss of NZL Olympian Shane Reed and would like to pay tribute, honouring the exceptional role model that he will be remembered as.”
In a further statement, World Triathlon said: “This devastating news has shattered the Triathlon and Multisport community. Shane, a quiet achiever, has had multiple sporting achievements to his name over the years including representing New Zealand at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, claiming many ITU [as World Triathlon was formerly known] World Cup medals and earning three World Aquathlon titles.
“World Triathlon offers condolences and support to Shane’s family, friends and teammates…”
Reed, had links to Taranaki but lived in Palmerston North with wife Tammy and their two children, and had been head coach at the Kiwi West Aquatics.
Cause of death
Olympic teammate Kris Gemmell told NZME that Reed was always supportive to younger athletes entering the top ranks of triathlon.
Former triathlete Shane Reed has died of brain cancer aged 49.
He represented New Zealand at the Beijing Olympics, supporting Bevan Docherty to get bronze. Reed also earned three World Aquathlon titles.
Reed, who has been coaching triathletes in Palmerston North, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April.
“This devastating news has shattered the Triathlon and Multisport community,” World Triathlon said in a statement.
“Shane, a quiet achiever, has had multiple sporting achievements to his name over the years including representing New Zealand at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, claiming many ITU (as World Triathlon was formerly known) World Cup medals and earning three World Aquathlon titles.
”World Triathlon offers condolences and support to Shane’s family, friends and teammates and would like to pay tribute to Shane Reed with this video, honouring the exceptional athlete, friend and role model that he will be remembered as.”
At the time of his death, his estimated net worth is approximately $10 million.
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date Of Birth||1973-06-16|
|Place Of Birth||Palmerston North, New Zealand|
|Profession||Editorial Department, Visual Effects, Camera Department|
Reed was a master in the ITU Aquathon championships – involving a 2.5km run followed by a 1.5km swim and another 2.5km run – winning world titles in Noosa in 1998 and 1998 and in Madeira, Spain in 2004.