MRI results are in.
This is a picture of me doing what I love most, running in the mountains. Unfortunately there won't be any running images posted by me this summer as I've been diagnosed with a "stress reaction" (precursor to stress fracture) in the … https://t.co/QQSmD61oXV pic.twitter.com/7fUCUOq3Bh
— Gary Robbins (@gary_robbins) June 30, 2018
Just two days after the TSN documentary Endless aired, Gary Robbins was diagnosed with a stress reaction. Robbins is one of the most famous Canadian trail, and ultramarathon runners.
Robbins has now attempted the Barkley Marathons three separate times, but has yet to successfully finish the race. This year Robbins did the best of the competitors, but unfortunately did not complete the course within the allotted time.
Robbins wrote on his blog post-race, “I will return for a fourth go, but honestly we don’t know when that will be.” Endless is a documentary about Robbins’s Barkley Marathon attempts.
Robbins tweeted on Saturday that, “Unfortunately there won’t be any running images posted by me this summer as I’ve been diagnosed with a “stress reaction” (precursor to stress fracture) in the neck of my femur. So it’s a summer of biking for this kid.”
Robbins continued, “It’s nice to have a diagnosis, and it’s nice to no longer have to question the pain or to wonder about simply pushing through it.”
Dropping down one of the last technical features in the Spakwus 35k race on Sunday in Squamish, along the trail know as Rupert. It was at this point that I was happy to have been able to scout the course a few times in advance, and to have a general idea of which lines to choose. Still plenty of work to be done on my riding position (clearly), but clearing the course was goal number one, and not getting injured was goal number two. Having fun and placing as high as possible were also mixed into those goals somewhere as well. Mission accomplished across the board, I can't wait to do another mountain bike race! Thanks to the @spakwus for a great race and @canadian.mtb for the photo 📷
Robbins’s injury will prevent him from running for a few weeks, but could allow him some extra “saddle time” with his son, and newest training partner, Reed.
Got the little man a new ride and the first thing he says is "stickers". We've got stickers kiddo. To be fair, he's run the kids races at all of these so he's earned em 😄 Both Reed and I got to enjoy some saddle time today, on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. I really love these "Early Rider" brand kids bikes and was happy to see that James at @obsessionbikes carries them. I hadn't been into Obsession in a dog's age and it's great to see local businesses like this still going strong and helping to build our community of little rippers from the ground up. Both Obsession and @steedcycles have always been good to me. Great businesses run by great people. #SupportLocal