HEADS UP! Drone Falls On Triathletes Head During Race

If something smashes into your head during a race that requires you to swim, cycle and run a minimum of 15, and a maximum of approx 140miles…then do all you can to sit the rest of the race out, cos your lucks not in today! Well, that’s exactly what happened to poor Rajia Ogden who took one straight on the noggin during the Endure Batavia Triathlon in Geraldton, Australia. Rajia was on her second lap when the remote controlled Drone clattered into her, so was this coincidence or a cleverly orchestrated bit of sabotage…who knows. What we do know is that the athlete was largely OK, presenting with minor injuries which were treated at a local hospital. Her race was prematurely ended, pride as well as a gallivanting Drone was dented, and pie was all over the faces of videographers from New Era Photography and Film, who were using the Drone to record the triathlon live. The owner of the copter, suggests that someone had hacked into his system and caused the UAV to fall…either way, that piece of machinery crashed and burned, literally!


Cills, H. (2014). Gawker. Drone falls on athlete’s head during triathlon. Retrieved 8th April, 2014, from http://gawker.com/drone-falls-on-athletes-head-during-triathlon-1559420088

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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