Last night, Mary Beth Ellis crashed while training on her bike in Cozumel. The 8-time Ironman Champion sustained trauma to her shoulder and will be returning to the United States this week to see specialists in Colorado.
Mary Beth shared with us her initial thoughts while contemplating her next steps on her way to recover.
I am completely devastated, especially so close to the Ironman World Championships,” she said. But, I'm happy to be walking and talking. We're working with some of the top orthopedists in the country to address the injury, and I'll be working hard to get back on the racecourse as soon as possible. I've been down before, and I always get back up thanks to the support of my wonderful friends, family, fans and brand partners.