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Truck Nearly Kills Triathlete and Only Gets a $300 Fine

Taren Gesell

Triny Willerton took up triathlon and found she had a natural aptitude for it. She just barely missed a Kona qualification, and was about to try again to qualify, when she was hit by a truck while on a training ride. She ended up in hospital with multiple fractures and required surgery, and months of rehab; the accident nearly killed her. The man who hit her received only a few hours community service and a tiny $300 fine. Now Triny is campaigning for tougher laws for careless driving, because all cyclists know #itcouldbeme.

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Taren Gesell
Taren Gesell

"Triathlon Taren" Gesell is founder of MOTTIV and one of the world's top experts on helping adults become endurance athletes later in life. Best known for his YouTube channel and podcast Taren is the author of the Triathlon Foundations series of books and has been published featured in endurance publications around the world.

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