The skier who died during a Loppet event Friday at Theodore Wirth Park has been identified as a 54-year-old man from Russia.
The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that autopsy results are pending for Andrey Shamshurin, who collapsed Friday while participating in a 40-kilometer race during the Masters World Cup at Wirth Park.
Medical professionals tended to Shamshurin, of Moscow, at the scene. He was taken by ambulance to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he was pronounced dead.
Official results show Shamshurin was into the third of his four laps when he was stricken.
“R.I.P. Andrey Shamshurin,” said a notice on the Facebook page for Oregon-based American Cross Country Skiers, a nonprofit organization that promotes the sport nationwide. “Our sincere thoughts are with your family and friends.”
Friday was the final day of the weeklong international cross-country skiing championship in Minneapolis. The event was hosted by the Loppet Foundation. The Masters World Cup is open to skiers of all abilities who are 30 and older.