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Normann Stadler recovering from heart surgery
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Wednesday 13th July 2011

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News in from the Commerzbank Triathlon Team that two-time Ironman World Champion Normann Stadler underwent heart surgery last week in Germany.

The full anouncement reads as follows:

"The double Ironman Hawaii champion Normann Stadler underwent heart surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital on July 4th. A failing heart valve and a nearby aortic aneurysm were repaired. According to his surgeon Prof. Matthias Karck and the triathlete's family surgery went well and Normann Stadler is on his way to recovery.

"The Commerzbank Triathlon Team wishes Normann Stadler to get well soon. Athletes, Management and Sponsors of the team will give all their support to Normann Stadler and his family and wish them much strength in this difficult situation.

"For the family’s privacy we kindly ask you not to contact them within the next days. On behalf of Normann Stadler and his family we would like to thank you for your understanding."


An aortic aneurysm can be very serious if not treated, and so it's clearly great news that issue has been identified and treated, and we wish Normann well with his recovery back to full health.

Normann is just one of many triathletes who have had their careers interrupted (or indeed ended in some instances) by heart issues with Greg Welch, Emma Carney, Gina Ferguson, Sam Warriner and Torbjorn Sindballe just a few of the high profile names that spring to mind that have had heart issues of varying degrees of severity in recent years.

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