Louise Minchin sparked injury fears when she burst into tears during reunion ...

Louise Minchin discusses 'crying like a baby' during race

Louise Minchin, 52, has revealed how she sparked injury fears amongst medical staff while taking part in the Patagonia triathlon, PataganMan. The BBC Breakfast host competed in the challenge three years ago, and admitted to bursting into tears when she reached the end of an 180k bicycle ride, as she was happily reunited with her husband David Minchin for a break.

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I started to cry like a baby

Louise Minchin

Reflecting on the mental challenge of taking part in an extreme triathlon, Louise explained how towards the end of the cycle section, she began to feel extremely fatigued.

She shared: “There was this guy and we were going up the hills. I’m so slow going up hills, I promise, I probably could have walked faster.

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“He would just overtake me on the hill. Eventually, we started having conversation, I was beside myself and I was crying inside," she added while appearing on the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club podcast.

Once the TV host reached the point where she was allowed to stop for food and water and spotted her husband waiting, she began to uncontrollably weep.

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louise Minchin injury fears husband reunion health triathlon bbc breakfast news latestLouise Minchin, 52, has revealed how she sparked injury fears amongst medical staff  (Image: PA/GETTY)

louise Minchin injury fears husband reunion health triathlon bbc breakfast news latestLouise Minchin competed in the challenge three years ago, and admitted to bursting into tears when she reached the end of an 180k bicycle ride, as she was happily reunited with her husband David Minchin for a break (Image: GETTY)

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She continued: “But then on the crest of this hill I saw all these… they were wearing fluorescent jackets, the porters, and I knew my husband was there and I went downhill, and I started to cry like a baby."

The medical staff on-site noticed her tears and immediately rushed over, fearing she had potentially injured herself 

Louise added: “By the time I got to him [her husband], I was like, ‘Ahhh’ and all the people started rushing over, like, ‘Oh my god, is she injured?'

“And he’s like, ‘She will be OK

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