Recently, my friend, Dave, participated in Aviva Ironman 70.3 and met with a nasty accident. As you can see on the left, he broke his right clavicle when he crashed his bike trying to avoid water bottles on the road.
Yet he finished his race ! Salute !
As a result, he will need 2 separate surgeries, first to insert that metal piece, second to remove. He will require 4-6 months of rest and will probably miss Ironman next year. His dream for an Ironman.. he got it literally.