Monday, 4 February 2008

One tough bastard

Late last year, Warragul Club stalwart and champion racer, Geoff Thommo Thompson, was hit by car while out training. He was in a critical condition for quite some time, and when he finally made it out of the hospital, I think many of us were very relieved for this quiet, highly respected man.

Browsing the club website today, I read the race report from the weekend, as I do. Needless to say, I was very shocked, but very stoked to read this:

Special mention needs to be made of the effort of Geoff Thompson to be back riding. Thommo was hit by car travelling at 100km an hour on the freeway less than 6 months ago. He was airlifted to Melbourne in a critical condition with broken legs, femur, ribs and vertebra as well as other internal injuries. He was in a medically induced coma for two weeks. Such are his recuperative powers that within 4 months of the accident he was back on the bike. The day after they took the neck and back brace off he started riding on the road. Saturday was his first formal race back. He raced off scratch and finished second overall. Welcome back Thommo.

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