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Pro Mountain Bike Racer Mike Janelle Dies

Published November 27, 2007

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer Mike Janelle died of an apparent heart attack last Friday at his home in Avon, Colorado.

The 40-year-old Tokyo Joe's/Gary Fisher team rider was a three-time Race Across America team champion. A month ago, Janelle and teammate Nat Ross won the two-man division of the grueling 24 Hours of Moab.

"Everyone is completely shocked," longtime friend and riding companion Kelli Anthony Rohrig told the Denver Post. "He just loved to be on a bike."

His wife, Mirabel, is currently pregnant with the couple's first child.

Click on link for full Denver Post story and Memorial Fund information.

—Jason Norman

Topics associated with this article: People

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