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Laurent Vidal Out Of Coma

French triathlon star Laurent Vidal has woken from an induced coma after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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French triathlon star Laurent Vidal has woken from an induced coma after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Vidal’s fiancee, and fellow ITU athlete, Andrea Hewitt rushed to his bedside at a hospital in Montpellier, the south of France.

Vidal, 30, was revived by firefighters after suffering chest pain while training at a swimming pool in France.

He was placed in an induced coma for 48 hours, but woke yesterday and tweeted: “Hello world”. He also posted a message on Facebook that translates to: “Thank you for all the positive energy you send me. I’m in good hands.”

Read more: Stuff.co.nz