French Triathlete Laurent Vidal dies aged 31

The triathlon community has been left reeling following the news that Laurent Vidal, the former ITU star and coach to New Zealand triathlete Andrea Hewitt, has died aged just 31.


Vidal passed away in New Zealand, and it’s thought that Hewitt was with him at the time. Hewitt has now flown to France to be with Vidal’s family. 

Speaking to the New Zealand Herald, Vidal’s close friend and former triathlete James Elvery said: