An associate in Linklaters’ Hong Kong office died Sunday while competing in a triathlon.
 
Daniel Bagshaw, 27, collapsed suddenly as he approached the finish line in the running portion of race around noontime. He was rushed to Hong Kong’s Princess Margaret Hospital where he was pronounced dead a little over a half hour later.
 
He was competing in the Olympic distance category which involved a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 20-kilometer bicycle ride and a 10-kilometer run. Bagshaw had already completed the swim and ride. He was one of almost 2,000 people participating in the annual Hong Kong ITU Triathlon Asian Cup, held this year at Hong Kong Disneyland 
 
Bagshaw joined Linklaters in London in 2009, and moved to the Hong Kong office last year. The firm confirmed that he was the younger brother of London partner Ian Bagshaw, who co-heads Linklaters’ private equity practice.
 
“Dan was a highly talented individual who excelled at all he did, both in and outside the office, and had a terrific future ahead of him,” the firm said in a statement. “He was a hugely popular member of our community at Linklaters and we are all shocked and saddened at his loss. Our thoughts and prayers go to Dan’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”
 
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