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July 15, 2014

Man injured at triathlon improving: Suddenly collapsed Saturday at race transition station

CORBIN — By Kristina Smith

Staff Writer

A man seriously injured at the Laurel Lake Triathlon remains hospitalized but has seen improvement.

Curt Hart, 58, of Corbin, was participating in the Laurel Lake Triathlon Saturday when he suddenly collapsed at a race transition station.

On Monday, Hart told The Times-Tribune through a relative that he is improving and now able to talk.

Hart was given CPR at the scene by race bystanders until paramedics arrived and transported him to Saint Joseph London.

Hart is now receiving treatment at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, according to Corbin High School Athletic Director Thom Smith.

Smith said the Corbin High School principal and an assistant principal visited Hart Sunday.

“This comes as a huge shock. Curt was the epitome of health,” Smith said.

Smith has fond memories of his time working with Hart, who was tennis coach, teacher and athletic director at Corbin High School at one time. Smith said that Hart is “marvelous in the classroom” and that his coaching techniques “were without question,” as he won numerous championship titles.

A hospital official said Monday Hart remained in serious condition.

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