Leanda Cave, the reigning Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Champion revealed hat she has skin cancer.
On her Twitter and Facebook page, she made the following statements:
“I was just diagnosed with a skin cancer this morning. Make sure you use sun screen and wear a hat people.”
“The skin cancer I have is not serious or life threatening at all. It’s called a Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and is 100% curable. It is a direct result of too much sun exposure. I just want to make people aware of the damage the sun can do” ”
You can read more at her Facebook Page and you can leave her your well wishes.
Additional coverage of this story can be found at BBC Sport.