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2011

SPOTY : A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

December 5, 2011

The build up to the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) Award has caused more than a few raised eyebrows. The selection process, for those who are not aware, is relatively simple. The BBC selects a panel of ‘leading …

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Chrissie Crowned Sportsister Sportswoman of the Year!

November 8, 2011

Sportsister, the heartbeat of female sport in the UK, has announced the winners of its coveted sports awards. Four time World Champion Ironman Triathlete Chrissie Wellington scooped the top honour after a year in which she broke her own world …

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SEASONS END: ‘HAVING IT OFF’

November 7, 2011

It’s getting to that time of year, in the Northern Hemisphere at least, when the triathlon ‘events’ list starts to look as sparse as the toilet paper in a porta potty on race morning; snow/rain and other such precipitous delights …

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World Ironman Championships: beyond my wildest dreams

October 21, 2011

Every once in while you are blessed with a very special day when history is rewritten, records fall and you surpass your own notions of what is possible to achieve. On 8 October Craig Alexander broke the long standing course …

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War wounds: the fighting spirit

October 2, 2011

“Its not a race. It’s war”. Those somewhat macabre words were among the first that the amazing, multiple ironman champion, Bella Bayliss ever said to me. Back then, in 2007, I didn’t have so much as a triathlon vest …

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Center Street TO PUBLISH Chrissie Wellington, the world’s #1 female ironman athlete

September 21, 2011

(New York, NY) Hachette Book Group announced today that it will publish A Life Without Limits by the world’s number one female ironman athlete Chrissie Wellington. The book is scheduled for publication in May 2012 in the Center Street imprint.…

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The KPR and more: some thoughts, comments and suggestions

September 7, 2011

Last year saw a change in the way in which professionals qualify for the world Ironman Championships in Kona. The new policy, including the Kona Pro Rankings (KPR) System is outlined at the following link. http://ironmanpromembership.com/kpr/. As you will see …

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Chrissie Wins Fourth Ironman 70.3 Timberman Title

September 7, 2011

Each year Gilford, New Hampshire hosts the Timberman Festival, a large family event that includes the Timberman Sprint and TimberKids Make-a-Wish Run and the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Timberman. An estimated 3,500 people participated in the combined events. Chrissie Wellington was, …

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Duracell bunny: the race of my life

September 2, 2011

I thought i would post the recent column i wrote for 220Triathlon Magazine about my attempts to speed up by slowing down 🙂 

……..I lie face down on the ground, tears of relief, pride and joy dripping onto the carpet, …

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Head chopping: the importance of R&R

August 8, 2011

In January 2007 I went for a trial week with a certain Mr Sutton. Simple question ‘Do I have what it takes to be a professional triathlete?’ His slightly macabre answer being: ‘Physically yes, but I need to cut your …

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