MADRID, May 10. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Spanish runner Ernesto Escolano, 50, has died at the Mohammed VI University Hospital in Marrakech (Morocco) due to the consequences of the heart injury he suffered in the second stage of the Titan Desert, played this Monday between Merzouga and Ksar Jdaid over 102 kilometers, the organizers reported.
“From the organization of the Titan Desert Morocco we announce, with deep sadness and pain, the death of the Aragonese Ernesto Escolano Gil, a participant in this year’s edition of the race,” said the organizing company.
At kilometer 82 of the second stage of the Titan, Escolano, a native of Sabiñánigo (Huesca), required emergency medical assistance and, after being treated by the race’s health team and applying first aid, was transferred by helicopter to the Hospital Center University Mohammed VI of Marrakech, where he died.
“From the organization, as well as the participants, medical team, sponsors, journalists and the entire race capsule that accompanies the test, they convey their condolences and affection to their family and friends,” the organization concluded.
Escolano’s death joins that of fellow Spaniard Fernando Civera, who died at the age of 46 in the 2019 edition of the Titan Desert, considered the ‘mountain bike dakar’ and where the participants suffer temperatures of up to 50 degrees and the harsh conditions of the Moroccan desert.