Barrie Shepley, who coached Canada's Olympic triathlon team when Simon Whitfield won gold, encourages athletes to celebrate before the race. Because that's the part of the process you have control over - the part you deserve to be proud of, if you've done your best to prepare while managing the other demands of your life. On race day, things can go wrong for the best-prepared competitor. They might get sick or crash their bike (you're probably safe there) but that's the unpredictable nature of sport.
So as you head to Chicago with your stomach full of yummy turkey, congratulations on your preparation for this race. You've had a busy year and a niggling injury but you've made it happen. We'll be watching and cheering!
Congrats Super on all the hard work and dedication to getting here. Enjoy the race.
I think you'll be super-surprised with your result, but we won't. Have fun and the speed will be there.
Chicago waterfront is surprisingly beautiful
Smells like Denmark
Thanks my people. You’re too kind.
Just heard about this today. Godspeed to you sir ...or, fly like the f&$king wind.