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2013

An open letter to Simon Jenkins

September 23, 2013

Dear Mr Jenkins,

As four-time World Ironman Champion, this letter is in response to your 17 September ‘Evening Standard’ article regarding the ITU World Championship event, held in London on 11-15 September.

http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/simon-jenkins-we-play-second-fiddle-to-boris-johnsons-sports-stunts-8821750.html

My response is structured around your main …

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What’s so great about parkrun?!

August 31, 2013

There is a clamouring for free, easy to access, community led, sociable, activities for all the family. parkrun is one such offering. Here are just some of the reasons why I have become involved in the organisation, and am leading …

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Increasing participation of women and girls in physical activity

August 22, 2013

I read this BBC report today with interest.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23778945

It tells of falling participation in physical activity and sport amongst women and growing disengagement of young girls, in the UK. This is based on a study undertaken by University College …

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Be the Change

July 26, 2013

I have been promoted to write this blog for a number of reasons.

First was the email I received this morning from a very close friend with the words, “We cannot lose a single day in changing the world

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Digestible Words on Race Day Nutrition

July 24, 2013

Getting your nutrition right – what you eat and when – will have a big impact on your race result. Obviously this is more important the longer the triathlon, so its important for all athletes to spend time thinking about …

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING MOJO

February 5, 2013

The fireworks have exploded, gym memberships have been purchased (and promptly forgotten about by half the population), it’s raining, its cold, it’s still dark at 4.30pm (at least it is in the UK), and progress towards your virtuous, vodka-fuelled New …

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