Accidental Ironman: How Triathlon Ruined My Life

Martyn Brunt

Having spent 10 years scaling the reduce echelons of the game, the time has come for one in all Britain's least profitable athletes to bare all approximately how he bought curious about all this nonsense within the first position. wonder as he finds: His carrying historical past - how being final choose in class soccer within the Seventies set him on target for a life of being garbage at crew video games. How he took up triathlons within the first position (for of venture, and the cow who made it with him by no means paid up). How he overcame a crippling loss of expertise and a refrain of entire indifference from his kinfolk to accomplish 10 Ironmans, all outdoor the pinnacle 500 finishers. the various triathlon adventures he has skilled over the last 10 years (cow pats, Ironmans, incontinence, using bans, damaged bones, public nudity, spending whole redundancy funds on a brand new motorbike, Belgian portaloos, German knocking outlets, sunburnt arse cheeks, channel swimming, fights with chavs, obsessions with climate and the dietary worth of Jaffa truffles, three hour marathons, power dehydration and so on). the numerous and sundry idiots he is bought to understand due to taking over the game (aka his mates). the common education (hell) he is going via to participate in a race given he has completely no skill whatever. How triathlons eventually prompted him to promote his Mercedes, supply away his pricey go well with, chuck in his activity within the urban and turn into, as his father positioned it, a "god-damned hippy" (A cycle direction dressmaker who owns a camper van).

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