Reid Coolsaet breaks collarbone in mountain bike crash

Monday, June 10, 2013

GUELPH, ONT.–Reid Coolsaet has suffered a major setback in his quest for Canada’s marathon record.

The 33-year-old distance runner from Hamilton crashed while mountain biking on Wednesday and broke his collarbone.

Coolsaet wrote a blog post about the incident, saying he hit the brakes after he noticed his shoe was undone. The bike abruptly stopped and sent him flying off it.

“I still remember flying in the air thinking it felt like I was sailing pretty far,” Coolsaet wrote. “I hit the ground with my left shoulder and heard a crack.”

Coolsaet had been training with the Canadian marathon record in his sights. Coolsaet ran two hours 10 minutes 55 seconds at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2011, narrowly missing Jerome Drayton’s 38-year-old record of 2:10:09. Coolsaet planned to take aim at the record again at the 2013 Toronto Waterfront event in the fall.

The blog post included a gruesome picture of the X-ray of his collarbone.

“I finally got in for some X-rays and right when I saw them thought ‘How the hell is that supposed to join back together,’ ” Coolsaet wrote.

He was scheduled to see an orthopaedic surgeon Thursday.

Source

News Category: 

Latest News

  • August 23, 2019
    For Immediate Release TORONTO (August 23, 2019) - Canadian Sport Institute Ontario ( CSIO ) would like to congratulate all of the 151 athletes, guides, pilots and assistants, and their coaches on being named to Team Canada for the 2019 Parapan...
  • August 23, 2019
    Lima, August 22, 2019 – Para table tennis star Stephanie Chan will lead the Canadian Parapan Am Team into the Opening Ceremony as flag bearer at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today. “...
  • Sarah Douglas
    August 15, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO (August 15, 2019) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario ( CSIO ) would like to congratulate Team Canada on a successful 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru. The Canadian Team delivered inspiring and powerful performances time...
  • August 9, 2019
    For Immediate Release TORONTO (August 9, 2019) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario ( CSIO ) is proud to announce its partnership with Modo Yoga St. Catharines. The partnership will provide CSIO -registered athletes with an opportunity to access the...
  • August 9, 2019
    LIMA , PERU – Day 13 saw team sports make progress in their efforts to punch their ticket to Tokyo 2020 as the men’s field hockey team defeat Chile to join the women’s team in the quest for an Olympic berth. Both teams will play Argentina in the...