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Ironman champ Chrissie Wellington breaks rib in bike training accident

Posted May 18 2011 6:06pm


Chrissie Wellington has had her share of bad luck on the bike.

As you may recall from THIS story, it wasn't all that long ago (Jan of 2010) that the Ironman World Champion crashed in England while training on her bike.

The run of bad bike luck seems to have followed her to Boulder, Colorado because on May 14, Wellington tweeted, "Crash. Ouch."

That was followed by this tweet just a bit later, "Bruised and a bit sore, with a few nice grazes, but otherwise i got off really lightly. Would have been a different story without my helmet."

On May 16th Chrissie tweeted, "turns out i have a fractured rib. its not too painful. Just don't make me laugh," and "No swimming, no running but i need to focus on what i CAN do - hours of indoor biking is on the agenda!"

Today we learned that even with a broken rib Wellington is still hard at it, "luckily I can still do a single leg squat with a broken rib. my butt cheeks of steel will not go wobbly...."

Of course Leanda Cave answered Chrissie's tweet today with, "The day you have wobbly butt cheeks is the day I lose all my freckles!!"

We couldn't agree more, and wish Chrissie a speedy recovery!

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