With regret I bring you all the sad news of the passing of Justin Lenehan.
Justin was an active member of Friends of Bruce Ridge and was integral in linking Bruce Ridge to the younger generation at Canberra High
Justin collapsed during the Australian MRB Marathon Champs at Stromlo and did not recover.
I have included the statement from MTBA below:
Mountain Bike Australia are deeply saddened by the passing of Justin Lenehan, an Australian MTB Marathon Championships competitor on June 10th, 2012.
Justin was competing in the event at Stromlo Forest Park, ACT when he collapsed. First aid was administered by fellow riders first on the scene and later by paramedics. Justin was transferred to Canberra Hospital where, unfortunately, he passed away a short time later.
MTBA wishes to thank all those riders that rendered assistance, the professionalism of the MTBA Staff, in particular the Chief Commissaire and TD, and the CORC staff, their event managers and first-aid providers.
MTBA has arranged for counselling services to be available for those involved in the incident. Please call the Mountain Bike Australia Office (02 9339 5862) if you require counselling in regard to this incident.
Funeral arrangements are being made and will be notified here once confirmed by the family.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Justin's family and friends.