Dirty Kanza rider dies from heart attack

EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT)- A rider taking part in a popular endurance race in Emporia has died.

“Dirty Kanza” riders left the city on a 200 mile bike ride through the Flint Hills early Saturday.

Warner Blackburn died after suffering a heart attack.

He was taken to an area hospital but all life saving measures failed.

Blackburn lived in Emporia.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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