Elderly Lima cyclist crashes and dies at Texas bike race
Fri, 24 Jun 2011 16:46:47 GMT —
Texas authorities say an 86-year-old Northwest Ohio man competing at the National Senior Games died during a bike race after crashing a mile from the finish line.
Police near Houston say the crash came during a 10-kilometer time trial. Paramedics took Elton Hammond Jr. of Lima to a hospital where he died on Tuesday.
Friends say Hammond died doing what he loved. He already had won a gold medal and two silver medals during the games.
His son says Hammond began cycling more than 40 years ago but didn't start racing until he was in his 70s.
More on the story turn to the Lima News.