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When his bike malfunctions, triathlete uses bike share program to finish race

This pro triathlete decided to not give up during his race, even when things weren't going his way.

What lengths would you go to, to finish your race if you had a mechanical issue on the bike preventing you from finishing?

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Australian pro triathlete Lachie Kerin, who competed in Challenge Iskandar Puteri in Malaysia last weekend, used the local bike sharing service called oBike to finish his race after his own bike started to break down. His steerer snapped – his handlebars, frame and fork fell apart, causing him to stop by the roadside.

Kerin spotted an oBike rack by the side of the rode and rented a bike to finish his race. With the bike have a top speed of 18 km/hr, it took him two hours to finish the remainder of the ride, but he said it was “actually pretty damn fun” and that “it made for a looooong day but an epic memory and one [he] won’t forget soon”.

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Pro tip – When there's a will there's a way. Unfortunately just under 60k into the bike at @challengeiskandarputeri I managed to snap my steerer meaning my handlebars, frame and fork were no longer together. Luckily for me, I was able to muster a city bike and get the last 32ish km done before making a lot of mates on a nice jog/stroll in skin melting heat. The city bike, despite it's top speed of about 18km/hr and no water bottle holder (not ideal for 2hr in asian heat), was actually pretty damn fun albeit not ideal. It made for a looooong day but and epic memory and one I won't forget soon! Thank you to Challenge for having me and I can't wait to come back next year! Congrats to @mitchrobins21 @frreddie @cambrown72 @baldwin_nick on great races and a fun couple of days 👊 #triathlon #cycling #tri365 #ironmannews

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