The life of today’s sporting heroes can often be portrayed by the media, as one of long holidays, with endless amounts of money, fancy cars and a glamorous lifestyle. But while high pay is available in certain kind of spots, unfortunately no one can reach the top without years of blood sweat and tears. To

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During my school days, I was very fortunate that my parents always encouraged me to take part in extracurricular activities. I absolutely loved participating in all different kinds of sports – tennis, hockey, swimming, athletics and even ballet. I participated not because I was particularly any good at them, but simply because I found it

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“Sport has the power to change the world, it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking

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I reckon there are few better ways to get on the wrong side of a professional athlete than to ask them when they may think it a good time to call it an end to their sporting careers. They may be getting on in years, their form may be deteriorating or the new generation of

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You never know where you’re going to end up in 12 months.  This time last year I was writing down my goals about things I wished to accomplish over the course of 2012.  If I look back at the goals that I wrote down in my journal and set for myself, I must admit I

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1. No Excuse to not take charge of your life despite your disabilities…  We can’t always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it! [

1. I have learnt to make peace with my past, so I won’t mess up my future! 2. I have learnt that when it comes to chocolate, unfortunately resistance never works.. 3. I have learnt  that life is unfortunately not fair, but it is wonderful! 4. I have learnt  that I don’t have to win every argument and that it

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This past weekend saw one of my training partners, Lisa Norden from Sweden (whom I have had the opportunity to train with during the past four years) being crowned the 2012 ITU female Triathlon World Champion, and it got me thinking about the theme for my next blog post and that is going the extra

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