Menu
News

Competitor in hospital after fall in Auckland Ironman

THE Ironman athlete taken to hospital after falling from his bike during Sunday's Auckland race is in a stable condition.

A spokeswoman for Auckland City Hospital said this morning she did not know why the man was brought to hospital yesterday and, regardless, she did not have his approval to release this information.

She could only state his condition, which is stable.

Do you have more information? Email us here.

Last night, the man, aged in his 40s, was in a critical but stable condition.

A spokesman for the organisers of the Ironman 70.3 race said they did not know if the man had crashed and suffered injuries or if he had suffered a medical event such as a heart attack.

The Herald has received reports of CPR being performed on a competitor who fell during the cycling leg of the race.

The incident occurred on Constellation Drive, on Auckland's North Shore.

It is understood the accident caused other cyclists to come off their bikes.

The gruelling half-ironman event, part of a worldwide series, involved a 90km bike ride, a 1.9km swim and a 21.1km run.

Australian Tim Reed took out the men's event in a time of 3h 49.53s.

American Meredith Kessler won the women's race in 4h 20.12s.

 

Topics:  ironman sports


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners