Eagleman Triathlon Case (part 1)



As he approached the end of the Eagleman Half Ironman Triathlon bike course, with the finish line in sight, our client was struck broad side by a motorist who just could not wait…

The Eagleman Half Iron Man Triathlon has competitors from all over the world and is one of the top races in the country. The race sells out almost as soon as registration opens, and many athletes plan their season around this popular and challenging event. There were ample volunteers, and the Columbia Triathlon Association (CTA) does a wonderful job of More…marshalling its courses and putting on safe races. [For CTA events and information, go to www.tricolumbia.org]

Doug Landau has participated in shorter CTA races such as the Blackwater Duathlon (run-bike-run). The Triathlon Trial Lawyer intends to again compete in the ultra-competitive Columbia (MD) Olympic Distance Triathlon on May 18, 2008. Race Director Bob Vigorito is nationally known for putting on world class events and giving back to the triathlon and multisport community. He is generous with his time and resources but even the most prescient RD cannot prevent every mishap, injury or intentional recklessness.

SO, no matter how fantastic the race and its reputation, race volunteers on foot are no match for inconsiderate and negligent drivers. It is incumbent upon every competitor to use ALL THEIR SENSES so that accidents can be avoided and injuries prevented. Continued tomorrow…


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