EDISON - A Freehold man died over the weekend while competing in the Nautica New York City Triathlon and a woman who was pulled from the water also died earlier today.

Officials say 64-year-old Michael Kudryk was pulled from the Hudson River yesterday during the swimming portion of the competition. He was pronounced dead at Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.

An Illinois woman was also pulled from the water and rushed to Saint Luke's in critical condition with symptoms of a heart attack. She died this morning.

Race director Bill Burke said in a statement that the thoughts and prayers of the triathlon community are with the athletes and their families.

Participants in the yearly race swim 1.5 kilometers in the Hudson River, bike 40 kilometers and run 10 kilometers.

AP wire services contributed to this report. AP wire services contributed to this report.