Video: Rachel Atherton Tears Achilles Mid-Run

As Rachel advises—don’t watch if you’re squeamish. The Queen of Downhill had a big setback to her question for World Cup domination, casing the last jump in her Les Gets practice run and tearing her Achilles. Listen in to see how it feels first hand. —ML

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DONT WATCH if you’re squeamish 😂 my mum cried 😩❣️ What it sounds like to snap your Achilles’ tendon on the landing 💩 it just felt so bizzare at first then the pain came! 💩 . My 3rd run having so much fun – I sent the Long Jump (first jump you see) & jumped furthest out of the Women! Yeeeaawww 🤘 then 30 seconds later Cased the finish jump & that was my season OVER!! From long jump to short jump 😂 . . I didn’t know weather to post this as it’s quite emotional & a bit grim,but I’m posting it now! Thanks to John for helping me out xx @gopro @goprouk #gopro #goproathlete #achillesrupture

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