Bear kills mountain biker

Canadian mountain biker Isabelle Dube has died after being mauled by a grizzly bear. Dube, who was...

Canadian mountain biker Isabelle Dube has died after being mauled by a grizzly bear. Dube, who was third overall in last year's TransRockies Challenge, was running on a trail near Canmore, Alberta on Sunday with her racing team-mate Maria Hawkins and friend Jean McAllister when the three encountered Bear 99, a male grizzly that had been trapped and removed from the area only a week before.

According to the Edmonton Sun, Dube climbed a tree while Hawkins and McAllister went for help at the nearby golf course. They found fish and wildlife officers who were led to the scene by McAllister.

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development spokesman Dave Ealey said the officers found the bear over Dube's body. "The bear moved off the body and our staff recognized that it had killed the person, and they took one shot and killed the bear," he said.

Dube was married with a young daughter and was well known in Canada's endurance mountain bike racing community. All the staff at Cyclingnews send out sincere condolences to her family and friends.

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