LUCAS PARKER EXPLAINS:
“I decided to withdraw from this weekend’s competition.
Halfway through the first event I started getting dizzy and lightheaded. I felt the distinct urge to sleep.
After finishing the event and leaving the floor with assistance from the medical team, I spent about half an hour getting my pulse, blood pressure, breathing, and temperature monitored and back to normal with help from the medical team. After this I observed a very red colour in my urine.
In warmup and execution of event 2, my symptoms returned and persisted.
This is now becoming a trend for me – this pattern of events has occurred in other crossfit competitions.
Based on this, I felt it was unwise and unproductive to continue, this time.
Nobody is more disappointed about this than I am! Indeed, I am as perplexed as I am upset. I believe my prep this year was solid, and I felt good in the days and minutes leading up to this “system crash.”
THANK YOU to the medical staff and volunteers who took care of me and kept me safe.
The plan now is to continue recovering, and to pursue further testing and information.
I’ll post more detailed thoughts in few days.”