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Ian Lapierriere finishes Triathlon after all

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.

On Sunday evening, Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien found that Lapierriere had completed the triathalon after all. Per PhillyBurbs.com's Wayne Fish:

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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It’s Triathlon, not Triathalon

Posted by Canucks6 on 08/19/13 at 02:48 AM ET

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Edited, sorry.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 08/19/13 at 03:06 AM ET

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No worries George, thanks for the story and all the other great posts

Posted by Canucks6 on 08/19/13 at 03:56 AM ET

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Sumtiemz efter midnite ah kent spel.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 08/19/13 at 04:00 AM ET

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Is that German? wink

Posted by Canucks6 on 08/19/13 at 04:45 AM ET

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