BREAKING: World Famous Athlete Just DIED In FREAK Accident- Here’s What We Know

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Mike Hall, one of Britain’s most prolific ultra-distance cyclists with a number of world records, has died after being hit by a car while competing in a coast-to-coast race in Australia, days after complaining of vehicles passing too close to him.

Hall died at the scene around 6:20 a.m. local time after a collision with a car on Monaro highway. At the time, he was in second place behind his friend Kristof Allegaert from Belgium.

Together with race organizers, ACT Policing, the community policing arm of the Australian Federal Police, are investigating the tragic incident.

The Guardian reports that the driver of the car involved in the incident is assisting police with their inquiries. Crash investigators are piecing together the circumstances surrounding the collision and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Five days ago, Hall, who was from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, but lived in Monmouthshire, south Wales, had warned fellow competitors to be wary of close scrapes with cars in Allansford, a town in Victoria 150 miles west of Melbourne.

Race organizers said in a statement: “Mike revelled in the spirit and adventure of ultra-endurance cycling events. Mike’s efforts in both raising money and the spirits of others were tremendous and he leaves an incredible legacy.”

His friend and fellow endurance racer James Hayden has set up a JustGiving page to support Hall’s mother, Patricia, and his partner, Anna.

Hayden told the Guardian: “It is a devastating loss, but Mike’s legacy will live on.

“The reason that the JustGiving page has had such a phenomenal response is that Mike was the greatest endurance racer that lived. He was the best. But he was also such a positive figure within the community of ultra-endurance racing. He set up his own race, the Transcontinental, to put back into the racing community. He was a shining light.”

Hayden said Hall’s warning to fellow riders about closely passing cars was indicative of his character. “That’s who Mike was; he was a good person, he was always looking out for everyone,” he said.

Rest in peace brother.

God Bless.

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