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Mountain bike trail master Thomson passes away

By:
Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published:
February 21, 2009, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 18:08 BST
Edition:
MTB news & racing round-up for February 21, 2009
Race:
South African Marathon National Series - Barberton
Brent Thomson died from complications after quadruple bypass surgery

Brent Thomson died from complications after quadruple bypass surgery

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Brent Thomson, mountain bike industry legend and Trail Master of Bootleg Canyon, has lost his battle...

Brent Thomson, mountain bike industry legend and Trail Master of Bootleg Canyon, has lost his battle with complications from the quadruple bypass surgery he underwent in January.

The surgery went well and Thomson was coherent and talking after recovery. But a series of post-operative strokes took him back to the Intensive Care Unit where he eventually succumbed to complications from the surgery.

Thomson's son Barret was at his side with relatives as his condition worsened. "Brent appreciated and was aware of all of the love and support that the mountain bike industry has shown through this difficult time" said Barret. "There's been an outpouring of emotion and support from all of his friends and the industry, and we're making plans for a memorial event to be held at Bootleg Canyon over St. Patrick's Day Weekend (March 14-15.)"

To support the family, a PayPal account has been set up.

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