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Triathlete Carfrae's virtual race end after husband pulls out plug

April 06, 2020 15:37 IST
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IMAGE: Tim O'Donnell of the United States with his wife Mirinda Carfrae. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN

Australian triathlete Mirinda Carfrae was cruising along in second place in a virtual bike race when she unexpectedly lost her way.

 

The former world champion, competing from her home in Boulder, Colorado, was suddenly left facing a blank screen during the inaugural Ironman VR Pro Challenge women's race.

Husband Tim O'Donnell turned out to be the culprit.

“He decided to bring my trophies in here as motivation and when he walked around the back he kicked out the plug,” she said with a laugh on Instagram. “What an idiot!”

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