Non Stanford Released From Hospital Following Crash

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  • Published Jul 22, 2013
  • Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 8:43 PM UTC
Alistair Brownlee tags Non Stanford to start the third relay leg of the race. Stanford later crashed on her bike. Photo:

Great Britain’s Non Stanford has been released from the hospital following a bike crash that occurred while she was leading the third leg of the ITU Team Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships.

Non Stanford says she is a “very lucky girl” to escape without serious injury from a crash in Sunday’s world series mixed relay triathlon in Hamburg.

The 24-year-old from Swansea was in hospital overnight after a heavy fall towards the end of her 6.6km bike leg.

Writing on Twitter on Monday, she said: “Out of hospital this morning relatively unscathed! Very lucky girl.”

Standford’s crash ended hopes of a third consecutive mixed relay title for Great Britain.

The British team were leading when Stanford came off her bike, after Jodie Stimpson and Alistair Brownlee had given them a significant advantage.

Jonny Brownlee, who won the individual race on Saturday, had been waiting to complete the anchor leg.

Germany took advantage to win on home soil ahead of New Zealand and the USA.

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