Watch: Pro triathlete finishes race on city bike after his bicycle failed him

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When his bicycle started falling apart during Challenge Iskandar Puteri in Malaysia, Lachie Kerin, an Australian professional triathlete, had to put his quick-thinking skills to the test.

His steered tube snapped which caused his handlebars, frame and fork to fall apart. Forced to stop on the roadside, he spotted a few oBikes nearby and since they were same ones in his home country, he picked one up to continue the remaining 30km of the race.


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Pro tip – When there's a will there's a way. Unfortunately just under 60k into the bike at @challengeiskandarputeri I managed to snap my steerer meaning my handlebars, frame and fork were no longer together. Luckily for me, I was able to muster a city bike and get the last 32ish km done before making a lot of mates on a nice jog/stroll in skin melting heat. The city bike, despite it's top speed of about 18km/hr and no water bottle holder (not ideal for 2hr in asian heat), was actually pretty damn fun albeit not ideal. It made for a looooong day but and epic memory and one I won't forget soon! Thank you to Challenge for having me and I can't wait to come back next year! Congrats to @mitchrobins21 @frreddie @cambrown72 @baldwin_nick on great races and a fun couple of days ? #triathlon #cycling #tri365 #ironmannews

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