As featured on Triradar.com Yiannis Christodoulou Represents Team GB After Olympic Inspiration

This man has started following me on Twitter. Yiannis Christodoulou. I’ve read his story and couldn’t help but notice the similarity in how he started out. I too was inspired by the 2012 Olympics, hadn’t run since school and my swimming? Non-existent. As I got into running, I too was inspired by the Brownlee brothers watching triathlon on TV. I’m still some way off a triathlon, but still inspired, and what I’ve read here about this man is inspirational stuff. Please check it out! And thank you Yiannis, top stuff.

Yiannis Christodoulou

Yiannis Christodoulou Represents Team GB After Olympic Inspiration

This year has been an amazing journey; my first year competing at a national and international level in Aquathlons. It all started back in June at the National Aquathlon Championships where I took home a bronze medal and two weeks later at the European Aquathlon Championships I came home with another bronze medal, this time during my debut competing for Great Britain. This led me to compete in the ITU World Aquathlon Championship in Mexico.

What inspired me to do this? Well it started four years ago, just after the 2012 London Olympic Games. I started swimming to keep fit and was a very slow swimmer with poor technique; I hadn’t run since my school days and just wanted to keep fit. Inspired by the Olympic Games, I joined my local running club, the Canterbury Harriers.

y3I slowly improved but started to get a lot of injuries.  The following summer, inspired…

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