DAILYKENN.com -- 60-year-old Nick Bester was beaten, robbed, and left for dead while riding his bicycle in the mountains.
The "ironman triathlete, was savagely attacked by three men while he was training on Saturday [August 29]. He is currently in the ICU in hospital, where more tests are being conducted," according to capetownetc.com.
The brutal attack occurred near Bester's home near Pretoria as he was training for BrightRock Battle of the Sports, according to news24.com.
Unconfirmed reports on social media claim Bester was attacked from behind by three black males.
Victims 60-year-old and older are classified as 'elderly' by abatehate.com. See more documented attacks on the elderly news stories here ►
Excerpted from ewn.co.za ▼
In a post on Instagram, Bester's son Shaun-Nick said his father had been hit on the head with a rock, stripped of his clothes and beaten up. The former elite triathlete sustained three broken ribs, a broken cheekbone, and cuts all over his body.
Shaun-Nick said his father was in ICU where he will be undergoing more scans. "He was kicked, beaten, and threatened with a knife, and he was left with a broken rib, with his attackers stealing his bicycle. They took off his clothes and tied him up and left him in the mountain. He managed to escape down the mountain by sliding on his back until he was right against someone’s fence."
Adriaan Cronje, an administrator at the Nedbank Running Club, where Bester is the athlete manager, told the Citizen, "He was attacked and he is apparently having surgery, but we don’t know any more than that at this stage."
* What do you think?
Owner: Columbus Marketing Group, Inc. Permission is granted to use original material in this article providing (1) the byline is included in an obvious manner crediting DailyKenn.com as the author, (2) a link to this page is included and (3) no changes are made either by deletion, addition or annotation. Original compositions at DailyKenn.com are sometimes seeded with decoy data, such as hidden acronyms, to detect unauthorized use and plagiarism.