I'm sorry for the family and for the RD. Thanks for sharing your experience Conman.
This is the second death for U.S. adventure racing in the past year (a competitor suffered a fatal heart attack at USARA Nationals last September).
As an RD myself, it's my worst fear realized. It definitely makes me wonder whether we should continue to allow solo racers. But I think such outcomes are an inevitability in our sport and that most everyone who toes the line understands the risks.
I'm not sure why this popped up in my newsfeed, but I did see this article
that seemed timely. Curious to hear other RDs' thoughts on our liability and potential risk exposure - I don't think I've ever had a conversation about it with anyone, but I think it definitely needs to be talked about more amongst us amateur race organizers!