It’s been a scary day for a ‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 30 competitor.
Matt James was training for the Boston Marathon in New York City when he was hit by a car. Luckily his injuries were not serious.
“While cycling to Jason’s event at 92Y up in the Upper East Side last week, I actually got hit by a car while on my Citi Bike,” the former “Bachelor” said on his Instagram Stories.
“But I landed on my feet because I’m an athlete,” he said, before revealing that he hadn’t actually “landed on his feet,” and shared video of his leg, which he said he had it “cut up pretty badly”. .”
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James’ injury has been incorporated into his marathon training
Due to the injury James sustained, which he likened to a bruised bone, he said his marathon training was “funky”.
“I just ran 3 miles on the treadmill and rode my bike like a madman. And I won’t walk to Boston,” James added. He said he will continue training as best as he can until Marathon Monday (April 18, 2022).
“I’m just going to keep core training, cycling, stretching and doing my best,” he said, before adding that there is “no traditional way of training” for the Boston Marathon and he’s just hoping for the best.
“I just hope I can finish this race in a respectable time,” added James.
According to Runner’s World, James has always been a runner – ever since he was a kid. He crossed the finish line at the 2019 Chicago Marathon in 4:45:32 and finished the 2021 New York City Marathon in 5:02:23.
He told the outlet that one of the things he loves about marathons is how they “bring people together.” He also emphasized that running is “for everyone”.
“Big, small, tall, old, young – there is no one category of runners. Anyone can be a runner,” he told the outlet.
Some fans took to Reddit to react to James’ post
Several fans took to Reddit to discuss the dangers of riding a bike in New York City, and many have expressed concern.
“It’s incredibly frustrating that so many motorists don’t treat cyclists as human beings, even if you manage to be seen on the road. Props to Matt for being positive because I would be pissed for the rest of my life!! I have almost a decade of urban cycling experience and I ride very defensively, but growing up 30 minutes outside of New York I still don’t know if I could ride a bike there.” one person wrote.
“Oh no, getting hit by a car is so scary. I’ve been hit twice (actually at the same crosswalk lol) and I discipline all my friends and family to be super vigilant at crosswalks even if you have the right of way because some drivers are absolutely awful. As you cross, look behind your shoulder a few times to make sure no one turns to see you. I’m glad he wasn’t seriously hurt.” commented another Redditor.
“It’s too close to home. Also training for Boston right now and there are several close calls each week. I’ve been hit by a car several times while riding my bike. A few years ago, this once put me on the shelf for a few months. Luckily it’s never been worse.” a third person sympathized.
“I don’t really like Matt, but I feel sorry for him! Did the driver help him in any way? I was hit by a car while crossing the crosswalk because a woman was texting on the phone and she did nothing after hitting me. I hate people,” someone else added.
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