Acker in car crash

Super-fit triathlete Marius Acker is thankful that he only suffered a whiplash after being in a near head-on collision on Boxing Day.

Acker was hit by an allegedly drunk driver in a truck. His car was mashed and apart from the whiplash he is okay. He said: ‘I’m thankful to be alive. The police cuffed the guy on the scene.’

Acker, 38, is getting physiotherapy for the whiplash but other than that he feels fortunate to have survived the accident.

‘I have been running and biking but have been told to take it easy on the swim to give the shoulder and neck recovery time.’