Muere el Freerider Kelly McGarry tras un ataque al corazòn bici
Triste día el de hoy en el que conocemos la noticia de que el neozelandés Kelly McGarry tras un ataque al corazòn sobre una remota zona de Queenstown, conocida como Ben Lomond, que le ha costado la vida.
A la espera de más detalles sobre el suceso, en el que tuvo que ser evacuado en helicóptero debido a la dificultad de acceso donde ocurrió, nos sumamos a las muestras de condolencia y nos gustaría recordarle como lo conocimos, con esa gran sonrisa y su peculiar forma de vivir el mountain bike.
Kelly McGarry. Descanse en paz.
Kiwi mountain biker Kelly McGarry dies of suspected heart attack
Mon, Feb 1
A renowned Kiwi mountain biker died yesterday while riding at a track near Queenstown.
Kelly McGarry dies of suspected heart attack
01:49 The sport is in shock as the legendary mountain biker leaves a lasting legacy. The sport is in shock as the legendary mountain biker leaves a lasting legacy.
Kelly McGarry of Nelson, 33, died on the Ben Lomond Track after falling from his bike about 4.14pm.
Paramedics from Queenstown were flown in to the track, but Mr McGarry died at the scene.
Legendary Kiwi mountain biker Kelly McGarry dies after collapsing on track
00:25 McGarry died after he fell from his bike on the Ben Lomond Track yesterday. McGarry died after he fell from his bike on the Ben Lomond Track yesterday.
His sponsor, YT Industries, confirmed his death in a statement, saying they were deeply saddened and shocked by his death.
"The entire YT crew is absolutely perplexed and heartbroken about the shocking news," they wrote on their Facebook page.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, girlfriend and his friends.
"The mountain bike world lost an exceptional character."
Global high-risk biking event organisers Crankworx says it has lost not just a legend of the gravity scene, but a part of its whanau.
"He really was the nice guy of mountain biking, always stopping to chat and high-five the kids, hang out with everyone and be cheeky with his big cheesy grin," it said in a statement.
Mr McGarry was respected in the mountainbike scene, and was especially well-known for completing a huge backflip over a 70-foot chasm at the 2013 Red Bull Rampage event.
Star Kiwi mountain biker dies
Kelly McGarry, one of New Zealand's best slopestyle mountain bikers and track builders, died after falling from his bike on a Queenstown track yesterday.
The 33-year-old fell from his bike on the Ben Lomond Track and died at the scene.
McGarry was the only New Zealander ranked in the world's top 20 for slopestyle and as co-owner of Elevate Course Building built the slopestyle course for the Crankworx World Tour event at Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park next month.
McGarry's bike sponsor YT posted a statement on their website saying the company was deeply saddened and shocked by the death of "a truly unique character".
"We were informed about his death in the morning and are petrified, shocked and heartbroken about losing one of our family members. Kelly was a warm-hearted, friendly and relaxed guy. He stood for the true essence of mountain biking through every aspect of his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, girlfriend and his friends.
"The mountain bike world lost an exceptional character," the statement read.
Aún no estoy bien , pero conseguí 11 min. menos que la vez anterior. Pude respirar por la nariz 3 veces seguidasvarias veces , la vez anterior ninguna .Me parè muy poco .Viento del mar,en contra al bajar a la playa y a favor al subir a Urbanoba y plataforma de 3 m. de arena dura para correr, cortesìa de la marea .Estamos mejorando!
En total son 7,50 kilómetros en 55:53 minutos a una media de 7:25 min/km con un desnivel acumulado de 50 m gastando 749 calorìas