What’s on your Fall #CTBucketList?
Register for the 83rd Manchester Road Race

Triathlete Run Over Perseveres Through Accident To Continue Competing

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

On October 8, 2011, Colleen Kelly Alexander was biking home from work when she was hit by a truck that ran a stop sign.

Colleen was run over by both the front and back tires, breaking her pelvis in two among a laundry list of injuries.

She flatlined within minutes of reaching Yale New Haven Hostipal because she lost so much blood her heart had nothing left to pump. She spent five weeks in Yale, 30 days of which was in a coma. She then was transferred Gaylord Medical Center where she spent six weeks.

To date she has endured 19 opertions and faces at least six more ahead. But thanks to Achilles International she has run 3 1/2 marathons and 15 other road races. She is registered for an Ironman this fall.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.