Kukla's Korner Hockey
by George Malik on 08/19/13 at 01:38 AM ET
The part of me that's a hockey fan thinks that this is amazing, and the part of me that gets light sensitivity headaches seven years after suffering a severe concussion thinks that this is nuts: last week, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman reported that former Philadelphia Flyer Ian Laperriere was pulling out of an Ironman Triathlon because he'd crashed his bike and suffered a recurrence of the post-concussive symptoms that forced him to retire.
When he crashed his bicycle while training for his first Ironman triathlon a couple weeks ago, former Flyer forward Ian Laperriere wasn’t even sure if he would be able to compete in the Mont-Tremblant (Quebec) event.
He had experienced a recurrence of the concussion symptoms which forced him to retire from the NHL in 2012.
But Sunday, Laperriere was good to go and go he did, completing the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in 12 hours, 11 minutes and 55 seconds.
I sure hope that he was "good to go" in a method that didn't re-trigger his post-concussive issues.
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