Fenty Injured in Bike Accident
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty flipped over the front of his high performance road bike while training yesterday on Whitehurst Freeway near the Kennedy Center, aggravating an injury to his left foot suffered early this month, his spokeswoman said.
Fenty (pictured above, second from left, in a training ride in May) was at work today, but cancelled several public and private appearances because his doctor has instructed him to remain off his feet, spokeswoman Carrie Brooks said. (Update 4:32 p.m.: Turns out the mayor is at home all day today, but is keeping in touch by BlackBerry, Brooks said.)
Fenty, 37, is well known for his regular training sessions for the many competitive road races and triathlons he participates in. On most Tuesdays and Thursdays, from noon to 2 p.m., the mayor joins the D.C. Velo racing team, of which he is a member, for a 35-mile training ride through Hains Point.
It was during a training session yesterday that Fenty crashed, aggravating the hairline fracture in his metatarsal that he suffered while playing football on the beach with his twin sons on July 4. Despite the initial injury, Fenty had continued training and he and his older brother Shawn had participated in the NYC Triathlon on July 20, while on vacation. Pictures of the mayor in that race can be seen here.
It is not clear whether Fenty completed that triathlon because his times are not among the race results. (Shawn Fenty, 43, finished in 2:27:19, good for 42nd place out of 410 people in his age group.)
Brooks said she is not certain how long the mayor will cut back his schedule. He has been training for the Nation's Triathlon in D.C. on September 14.
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