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Alex Yee suffers injuries in high-speed crash at ITU Triathlon World Cup Italy

Alex Yee (Great Britain) is current the ITU World Junior Duathlon Champion. (British Triathlon)

Reigning ITU World Junior Duathlon champion, Alex Yee suffered broken ribs, vertebrae and a collapsed lung in a high-speed bike crash at the ITU Triathlon World Cup event in Cagliari in Italy recently.

The 19-year-old British triathlete briefly lost consciousness after the crash and will be recuperating in the Italy and will be monitored for concussion.

Yee has dabble in Triathlon since a young age of eight, and has been following his father’s footsteps since. He has been recognised as a talented athlete to watch for the future and he’s certainly been breaking records by currently running a faster 5,000m time than Olympian hero Mo Farah was at the same age, but says his future lies in triathlon.


Source: BBC and British Triathlon