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Ironman Champ Chrissie Wellington starts the New Year with serious bike crash

Posted Jan 06 2010 9:16am

Chrissie Three time Kona World Ironman Champion Chrissie Wellington has started the New Year with a serious bike accident

According to her web site:

"It has been a rough a few days but I wanted to update everyone by informing you that I fell off my bike during a ride on Saturday 2 January.  The fall resulted in a few broken fingers and bones in my hand, wrist and arm.  I underwent an operation on Monday 4 January to insert some wires in my wrist. 

The operation was a success and I am back home today.  I should be out of plaster within 6 weeks.  The good news is I will be staying in the Uk for the TCR Show and the 220 Awards Dinner so I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible over those days in February (13th/14th). Smiles, Chrissie."

We'll have more news as it becomes available.

Wellington is just the latest Ironman champion to crash. In the last several months both 6-time Ironman Champion Dave Scott and top Kona Ironman finisher Andy Potts have had serious bike accidents.

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