Looks like life is a dangerous sport - and you don't have to be in one of the war torn countries to loose it. The Primal Quest race in Washington State is on hold due to the accidential death of the AROC navigator - Nigel Aylott:. What a tragedy. No doubt, the race will go on, and he would have wanted it to, but it doesn't deminish the sadness of all involved. Including us spectators from afar.
Although, this accident puts these kinds of races in perspective. They are tough, hard and people are durable only to a point. The reality is, someone dies marathon racing, or even just road racing at shorter distances every year - on bikes, etc...death is no reason to stop living, unless of course, it is yours.