Camilla Pedersen out of coma

"Most critical condition has passed", says friend

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Danish triathlete Camilla Pedersen has emerged from her coma and is now thought to be past the most critical phase of her recovery.

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The 2013 Ironman European Champion opened her eyes for the first time last Sunday (22 September) and was transferred on Tuesday from Odense University Hospital to Hammel Neuro Centre for further rehabilitation.

Speaking to 220 Triathlon this morning, her friend Janni Møller Thomsen said: "We are so glad that the most critical condition has passed, but Camilla is still very tired and confused, and the focus is on her rest and rehabilitation at Hammel Neuro Centre.

"She is fighting to return to her normal self, and her family is at her side, fighting with her, but it will be a tough, long-lasting battle."

Pedersen, 30, was involved in a serious accident while out on a training ride in her hometown of Esbjerg at the beginning of this month – more details here.

Pedersen's friends and family have set up a fund to financially support the elite athlete, which currently stands at €5,000.

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