Phil Gaimon still battling $150,000 of medical bills two years after crash

The American crashed while trying to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics

Phil Gaimon
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The currently ongoing Tokyo Olympics were what Phil Gaimon was aiming towards when he crashed at a track in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. Instead, he broke seven bones and was landed with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of medical bills after complications with his insurance.

The incident has reared up again after CBS spoke to Gaimon as they try to raise awareness of the unexpected medical costs suffered by Americans.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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