For those of you that were watching the live coverage on http://www.triathlon.org./ I am ok.
I haven't crashed in a race in years and yesterday was an unlucky day. I am not exactly sure how it happened but it happened fast. I was in the air and then ended up in the barriers on a tight corner and had someone and their bike slam into my back. I got up, grapped my water bottles and the adrenaline was pumping so all I was thinking about was getting back onto the front pack. However, when I went to jump back on my bike my front wheel snapped off and rolled to the side of the road. Hmmmmmmmmmmm! I guess my bike forks are broken and I can't ride anymore. I later found that I also had a flat tire in the rear.
As for me, I am well covered in road rash on the left side, and well bruised on the right side and my back. I got cleaned up in the med tent and found that I may have a scaphoid fracture but hopefully just a bad sprain. Xrays won't show anything for seven days................uh that would be New Plymouth World Cup race day.......SO....I will wait a few days and if it starts to feel better and swelling goes down then it should be a sprain and I can deal with that. I am still able to run (did a 50min run with 10min tempo after being mended) and will get the bike fixed tomorrow and try swimming lightly. If swimming lighly is possible.........I will let you know.
I will include some carnage photos in the next day or two.
I will be back on the horse in no time and getting my Olympic selection done!