Road To The Olympic Games



Reaction to Simon Whitfield's crash

Canadian flag bearer Simon Whitfield was in terrific position coming out of the water in the men's triathlon, but he crashed shortly afterwards while going over a painted, wooden ramp on the course. He got back on the bike but his injuries were too severe to continue.
Canada's Simon Whitfield, left, is helped by teammate Brent McMahon before the start of the men's triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Whitfield's day would end early after a crash in the bike section. (Darron Cummings/Associated Press)