Irish runner dies after being struck by car while running in Spain
Very sad news.
The death has been announced of a Wicklow-based runner after he was killed in a road traffic collision while running in Spain.
Thomas Bubendorfer, an Austrian-born athlete, who lived in Wicklow and was well-known in Irish running circles passed away on Tuesday last week.
In a post on social media, his wife, Niamh Swan, confirmed that he had died after being struck by a car while out running in Madrid.
"I don't usually post personal stuff on here but last Tuesday my life was forever changed," she wrote.
“My darling husband Thomas Bubendorfer was killed hit by a car while out for a run in Madrid.
“We were married 25 years with 4 children and still so much in love. There are no words."
In another post on Mr Bubendorfer's Twitter account, she wrote that she and the family is "absolutely devastated and utterly bereft without him".
It is with such a heavy heart that I write this. Thomas my beloved husband was killed on Tuesday last in Madrid when out for a run. We are absolutely devastated and utterly bereft without him. Niamh pic.twitter.com/hgjLb0iKTe
— Thomas Bubendorfer (@tfbubendorfer) September 11, 2022