"I wasn't about to stop and relieve myself behind a cactus," Chrissie Wellington
Posted Nov 29 2010 2:07pm
Not only is Chrissie Wellington an exception triathlete, she's also a talented writer.
In her latest blog entry (read race report) about her recent record breaking Ironman Arizona race, Chrissie describes how she flatted at the end of the bike and how sorry she is for anyone behind her (as she puts it) had to, "bear the brunt of my 6 pees."
You can read an except from Chrissie's highly entertaining IMAZ race report below.
You can also check out the exclusive EverymanTri video below as (shocker) Chrissie actually loses a Ironman 70.3 race to Julie Dibbens in Boulder, Colorado.
"By the last lap the course was pretty crowded and I spent much of the time screaming ‘keep right!’ to everyone that I passed. I should have handed out some of my swimming ear plugs. I am sorry to all those who are now deaf. Apologies also go out to those riding behind me. It could not have been pleasant to bear the brunt of my 6 pees (But having already suffered a painful thorny backside experience i wasnt about to stop and relieve myself behind a cactus). The gusty wind, torrential rain, hard hitting hail stones and resultant sense of humour failure, were decidedly suboptimal. But the resultant rainbow more than made up for it. I also gained a boost when I saw an age group athlete who had a doll strapped to his saddle. Although it wasn’t a blow up one, he obviously had a special need all of his own.
Having not had a flat tyre all season I knew I was due a dose of bad rubber luck. But fortunately the puncture came as I rounded the last corner, about 5 mins from the end, so I bumbled along on the rim over the final mile. In T2, I donned my limited edition ‘Chrissie’ Brooks T7 Racers (on sale now with $25 going to the Blazeman Foundation for ALS!) with the awesome Greepers ‘live it: love it’ logoed laces. I started off at a speedy pace with the crowds spurring me on – particularly energising was the sight of many men dressed as women (complete with oversized ‘assets); the comedy, and slightly camp, fancy dress police-people (complete with truncheons); my manager Ben (who had resisted the urge to dress as either a policeman or a woman , thankfully) and two women dressed as bananas. Unlike the famous Kona 2009 fruit these girls did not, however, propose to me."
You can read the rest of Chrissie's race report HERE .