08/11/2015 09:54 EDT | Updated 08/11/2016 01:12 EDT

Boulder officials investigating after Virginia man dies 3 days after competing in Ironman race

BOULDER, Colo. — Authorities in Colorado are investigating why a 40-year-old Virginia man died three days after competing in an Ironman triathlon in Boulder.

Brian Godlove, of Fairfax, Virginia, died Wednesday in a Boulder hospital after racing on Aug. 2.

Ironman Boulder results show Godlove completed the swim and cycling portions of the race, but not the final running leg. Ironman Boulder Director Dave Christen declined to comment to the on the racer's death to the Daily Camera newspaper (

The Boulder County Coroner's Office says an autopsy has been completed and the cause and manner of death are pending further investigation.

In a statement, Godlove's family said he was a beloved husband, father and brother who lived and loved life to the fullest.

The Associated Press