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Sawicki injured in marathon crash

By:
Steve Medcroft
Published:
June 24, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:33 BST
Edition:
MTB News & racing round-up for June 24, 2006
Diggin deep in Canada

Diggin deep in Canada

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Ultra endurance mountain biker and triathlete Monique Sawicki (Team Mata/Sho-Air International) was...

Ultra endurance mountain biker and triathlete Monique Sawicki (Team Mata/Sho-Air International) was rushed to the hospital during the June 17th World Cup marathon in Mont Sainte-Anne, Canada after flipping head first into a boulder.

"On a fast rocky descent she came over a boulder," says team manager and Sawicki's husband Ron by email," and was completely stopped by a large gap between the rocks which threw Pua face first into another boulder in front of her."

Sawicki says his wife's helmet and sunglasses saved her head and eyes although there was quite a bit of injury to her face and mouth. "After x-rays, a CT Scan and many hours in the emergency room, the doctors decided to take her into surgery to repair the lacerations on her face and the extensive damage inside of her mouth."Doctors found no fractures on her face, neck or back," Ron Sawicki said, adding that his wife is recovering and they hope to attend the NORBA stop in Deer Valley, Utah ( July 8-9).

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