Fans and loved ones of Costa Rican cyclist Mariano Saborío are saddened by the tragic news that he died due to a heart problem. The heart trouble started while he was competing in a mountain biking event in the Canary Islands, Panama.
The man was only 31-years-old. He was from Atenas and had four years of cycling practice under his belt. He finished second in the first stage of his last mountain bike event.
While in the last part of the three-stage competition, on Monday, he vanished, it seemed. It turns out he suddenly felt bad and fainted and was transferred to a medical center. There he died at dawn.
His legacy is remembered by his team Ciclistas de Atenas. With them he trained mountain and route biking. He participated in the Copa Endurance, Trans Costa Rica, and Ruta de los Conquistadores.