Broken Toe

Triathlon Event  recently broke my 4th toe and am scheduled to do my first sprint tri in 3 weeks. I have been training and can still bike but currently ahve a lot of pain walking and have not ran at all. Any info on how long it’ll take to heal and suggestions about running with the pain.

Kathy F. from Illinios

Triathlon Event  Hi Kathy,
Thank you for contacting!

Oh man, you broke your toe??? That STINKS!!!! Just so you know, our bossy lawyers told us we can’t give you any medical advice because we’re not doctors. But, we can tell you that it’s never good to train or compete if you have a broken bone until you get the “all clear” from your doctor — especially if it still hurts. It’s just one of those unfair things in life!

One thing you can do is contact the race officials and tell them your story. They MAY refund you, but they may not depending on their policy. Then tell the race officials that you would be more than happy to volunteer at a water station or spot along the tri route. That will get you as close to the race as possible without actually competing in it.

Let us know how it goes and we wish you a speedy recovery!!
Be well.

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