WIN a year of riding on ROUVY plus indoor cycling kit bundle

Laura Siddall provides update after suffering ‘slight brain bleed’ in IRONMAN Brazil bike accident

Laura is out of hospital and heading home to Boulder

Last updated -
Rouvy Logo
Ride real routes with ROUVY

Laura Siddall suffered a slight brain bleed after the accident which saw her day end early and in terrifying circumstances at IRONMAN Brazil.

The popular British star was involved in the accident about halfway through the bike leg in Florianopolis, before being taken to hospital. A CT scan revealed a slight brain bleed, and she was detained overnight for further tests.

Thankfully, those further tests revealed no additional damage and Siddall was able to leave hospital and prepare to fly home to Boulder in Colorado. She said she will be “lying low” for a little while, until she gets the medical all-clear to resume training and racing.


Laura Siddall on IM Brazil accident

Laura provided an update for her followers on Instagram, thanking them for messages of support, and apologising for ‘being MIA’ after Sunday’s accident.

She said: “Unfortunately I was involved in an accident during the bike leg. It was about 85km into the race, I was just coming to the end of the first lap, 5k from the turn obviously. Unfortunately that’s the last thing I remember, the only thing I remember next is waking up on the side of the road with the medical team and the ambulance already there.

“They took me off to hospital, very little on my body thankfully – some road rash, some random cuts and bruises in different places. But obviously, from not remembering anything, I hit my head quite hard and so went to hospital and they did a CT scan and it showed I had a slight brain bleed. So they had to keep me in overnight until they were happy to do another scan earlier today.

“The second CT scan today, the doctor was happy that there was no further damage or worry and cleared me to be released. And I’m okay to fly home tomorrow, which is great as well, back to Boulder. But obviously, with a brain injury, I’ll be lying low for a little bit – I have to have some more tests and appointments when I get back to Boulder before I’m cleared to do anything much more.”


Your monthly dose of endurance sports geekery - from gear reviews to hot tips & takes.

Race organisers were ‘incredible’

Laura also paid tribute to the race organisers for the way she was looked after following Sunday’s accident, saying: “I just want to say a massive thank you to the race team at IRONMAN Brazil – they’ve been really incredible at looking after me and checking I was okay and arranging everything with the hospital and getting me back to the hotel and picking up my bike and my bags and everything that’s at different places on a race day.

“Lots of emotions so I’m gonna leave it there, just grateful there is no further damage, could have been a lot worse I guess. But I just wanted to reach out and thank everyone for the messages but yeah, I’m okay, out of hospital, flying back to Boulder and we’ll go onwards from there.”

Graham Shaw
Written by
Graham Shaw
Graham has been involved with TRI247 & RUN247 since the summer of 2021. Since then he has provided strategic direction for all news and is passionate about the growth of triathlon as a fan sport.
Discover more
Challenge Family Roth
Five things you need to know about the Challenge Roth bike course
Pelotan - Kristian Blummenfelt
Training and racing in the heat – top tips for keeping your cool when the heat is on
ROUVY routes and workouts – Best ROUVY routes to get ready for Challenge Roth
Sumarpo vanguard vs Zone 3 Vanquish X triathlon wetsuits
ZONE3 Vanquish X wetsuit vs Sumarpo Vanguard wetsuit – how do these triathlon wetsuits match up?
Rouvy indoor cycling app routes
Virtual training for real life racing – How year-round indoor cycling could benefit your race day performance
latest News
Sam Laidlow IRONMAN World Championship 2023 breaks tape for victory
Was Sam Laidlow’s Vitoria-Gasteiz DQ enough to validate his Kona ticket? The IRONMAN verdict is in
Matt Hauser Hamburg WTCS 2024 Photo credit: Tommy Zaferes / World Triathlon
Olympic Games triathlon: Hauser SMASHES 5km WTCS run best – what will be needed in Paris over 10km?
Olympic Games Triathlon Paris Test Event August 2023
Olympic Games triathlon: French sports minister and Hanquinquant swim in the Seine
Lisa Tertsch Cassandre Beaugrand Beth Potter Hamburg WTCS 2024 Photo credit: Tommy Zaferes / World Triathlon
Olympic Games triathlon: No panic from Potter after Hamburg – ‘the big one’s in two-and-a-half weeks’
Kat Matthews runs down the red carpet to second place (Photo by Nigel Roddis, Getty Images for IRONMAN)
British triathlon star celebrates MAJOR win after record breaking day at IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz
triathlon on your terms
Never miss out with our triathlon alerts & digest. Get a dose of adventure & inspiration with Boundless.
Invalid email address
The SBRX Group

Proudly elevating endurance sports through content, products & services

Share to...