On the Friday before New Orleans 70.3 two competitors, Frank Guinn and his brother-in-law Andrew Powell, were out pre-riding the bike course, like we all do, when a car sped up from behind them and ran the two cyclists down at full speed.  The impact killed Frank and left Andrew in critical condition.  The two were abiding by all traffic laws and riding safely in the bicycle lane.  The car swerved into the bicycle lane and ran the two riders over.

Both Frank and Andrew were HUGE triathlon fans and they had their hearts set on competing in New Orleans 70.3.  By the looks of Frank’s countdown on his Twitter page, he was primed and ready to go!  This tragic accident left Frank’s wife and triplet girls without a father and it left Andrew clinging to life in a hospital with his wife waiting by his side.  Donation sites have been set up for both men and the links are below.

Frank Guinn-http://www.gofundme.com/89mhhs

Andrew Powell-http://www.gofundme.com/89yriw

Triahtlon is a tight knit community.  We are known for our support of each other on and off the course.  Please help these families who have lost so much.

I will have “The Real Starky” on “Jim and the Other Guy” Monday.  If you e-mail me at jim@jimlubinski.com and show me that you donated at LEAST $100 to either family, I will allow you to call in while we are recording and ask this controversial figure any question you desire.

I Hope I have to take A LOT of calls on Monday!

 

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  1. Jim,
    Thank you so much for your support of our family. I am Andrew’s wife and Franks sister-in-law. We appreciate you raising awareness & taking time out of your busy schedule to honor both guys that loved Triathlons and this tight knit community. Andrew looks forward to being able to say thank you in person one day! He is determined that he will race again!

  2. Thank you so much for the support of my Husband and my brother in law! It has been an emotional roller coaster, but we have been so loved by the ironman community and we are so very thankful!

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