Leadville 100 Crash Update

, , , | UltraRob | Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 8:33 am

Last Saturday at the Leadville 100 just after the top of Sugarloaf at the top of the descent down Powerline, there was a bad crash. By the time I got there about a dozen riders were standing around a rider laying on the ground so I didn’t stop. I had the feeling the rider was seriously injured and later heard that a rider had been airlifted from there.

Someone posted an update from his wife on the Leadville 100 Yahoo group.

Gary was competing in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. He was on the top of a mountain and hit a rock. He was thrown over the front of his bike. Another biker behind Gary crashed into him who was also injured.

Gary had amazing medical people helping him on the mountain to keep him safe. He was flown to St Anthony Central Hospital. He has a brain injury and 4 broken ribs and bruised lung. Gary is in the ICU unit. He is progressing fast. He can move his limbs, responds to voice commands. He knows his name, me and the girls. He sat up today and walked. Spoke a few sentences. He is fiesty which the nurses say is great. I am not sure how long we will be in the hospital. The goal is to get Gary back 100%.

Thank you for all your prayers and support! Please keep them coming. This will be a journey we need your help with. God has already put amazing people in place to help Gary. I will try to update the site daily.

If you’re interested in sending him some encouragement or continuing to get updates, he has a care page at the hospital. Click the become a member link and once you enter the information, you’ll be taken to Gary’s page.

UltraRob

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One response to “Leadville 100 Crash Update”

  1. Yeti says:

    Thanks for the update, I was kinda wondering how he was doing.

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