Chris is a sponsored Hammer Nutrition athlete who is currently in the Boulder, Colorado training for the Hawaiian Ironman.
6th At Yepoon
All was going great for Chris including a 6th at the Rydges Yepoon Half Ironman in August as his first race for a while, followed by an 8th in the Cologne Classic Long Course Championships in Germany on September 2.
Then it was back to Boulder for more training, a long and windy mountain road and a crash.
Had a bit of a crash today on the bike.
Myself, Macca (Chris McCormack), and Cam Widoff did this 2hr climb to a spectacular mountain top, that was about 11,500 feet above sea level.
The temp at the base of the mountains was 35 degrees and at the top it would have only been 15 degrees.
Anyway we were descending down the climb at about 60km/hr and it was a pretty windy road. The last thing that I remember is going past Macca down a hill and him saying “Take it easy Stanto”, my reply being “it’s all good.”
30 secs later I reached this sharp right hand turn… I had now run out of road and was on the other side of the road.”
Chris Jumped Before The Edge!
Chris put the bike down before he went over the edge and has hurt his AC (shoulder) joint.
Chris is still off to Hawaii to support his mates and says he’s keep working on the injury up to race day and make a decision then.
Good luck Chris.