Hunter Kemper, 36, Makes His Fourth Return to Games After Debilitating Injury

Posted by Kendall Harmon

But [Hunter] Kemper's commitment to Olympic glory was not without pitfalls.

During an October 2011 race in Myrtle Beach S.C., Kemper, 36, shattered his elbow when a competitor who had been lapped in the swimming portion of the race ran into the transitional area where Kemper was pedaling through on his bike, neck and neck with another competitor.

Val Kemper, who was at the race, said he had just come down a hill, and was likely going 35 miles an hour.

"He was hit by a runner who shouldn't have been on the course," Tom Kemper said. "Because of the spectators, no one could see him."

Read it all. Wow--what a story. If you can take the time to watch the Youtube video of the accident--KSH.

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