Lukas Verzbicas Wins Post Accident Debut
LV Runs 21:02 for four mile race in Sarasota, FL
Hollywood couldn't conjure up that sort of sheer hearbreak. After a horrendous bike crash, the most promising endurance athlete of this generation was cut down to a frail skeleton who had to learn to walk again.
But the resilience and unwavering self-confidence of the former World Junior Triathlon champion willed him to a win at the 2013 Ringling Bridge Run. Here is a quick highlight of the race.
(We don't hate on the quality of video. It's better than nothing!)
This is LV's second official road race since the bike crash that left him with two broken vertebrae, a broken clavicle, a collapsed lung, and a spinal cord that was injured, but not damaged. He seemed in good spirits after the race tweeting this: