An Elk Grove man died during a triathlon over the weekend in Michigan. 61 year old Gary Grunwald of Elk Grove was competing in the running portion of the USAT Clydesdale & Athena National Championship in Ada Township, when he apparently suffered a medical emergency. No other details have been released. Grunwald was a veteran triathlete.
Grunwald worked in Elk Grove for the Willdan Engineering Company. Willdan has been involved in several large projects in Elk Grove including the Grantline Railroad over crossing, the Long Leaf Drive Bridge by the state buildings and the Sheldon/Waterman Roundabout Project.