The Stuff of Champions

I was just reading Cameron Brown’s IM New Zealand race report on TriFuel. He won this race for the 6th time in spite of having suffered with an intestinal bug for much of the week before. He concludes his report with this:

I was absolutely exhausted at the finish line and needed to be stretchered off to the medical tent for oxygen and 2 litres of IV fluid. I think my body was still feeling the effects of being sick, and pushing myself to the limits for the entire race only added to this.

So that’s how it’s done, folks. Talk about leaving it all out on the course. Congratulations to Cameron for his 6th IM New Zealand win.

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4 Responses to The Stuff of Champions

  1. Well, I don’t know if that is *quite* how it’s done – I am sure there is a healthy balance between leaving it all on the course and needing oxygen and IVs 🙂

  2. david says:

    Amazing how some people to carry on like that. Talk about conditioning.

  3. trimama says:

    I thought I was going to play devils advocate, and then noticed Danielle took my spotlight. That does strike me as a little extreme though- sort of like the football player who keeps playing in spite of multiple concussions. On the other hand, I imagine no one has a read on their body and their limits like an elite athlete.

  4. momo says:

    oh, i so want to be hardcore like that, but deep down, i am a wimp. but that’s ok. i’m owning my wimpiness here. 🙂

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