Three-time and defending Ironman world champion Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae was involved in a minor cycling accident with a vehicle while out for an easy ride on Wednesday, three days before the Ironman World Championship.
Pear Sports had been shadowing Carfrae and witnessed the accident, in which a vehicle turned in front of the group and Carfrae collided with it. Carfrae stood up, said, “I think I’m all right,” straightened her front tire, declined medical attention and kept riding.
Afterward, she told Pear Sports, “So, if a few days out from defending your world title you get hit by a car, you first assess the situation. If your body’s OK and your bike’s OK, you’re good to go.”
The Triathlete crew caught up with Carfrae later that day, and she seemed to be in good spirits.
Go here to see the video after the accident on Pear Sports’ Instagram feed.