Monday, March 17, 2014
The past few weeks in Melbourne has been buzzing with sport with the Moomba Festival of Skiing and Wake boarding followed by last weekends Formula 1 Grand Prix of racing held around Albert Park. This weekend sees the 3rd running of the Asia-Pacific Championships - Ironman Melbourne. The St Kilda area is being transformed into the Ironman Village and athletes are beginning to roll into town from all around the world. It is an amazing event and one that I am glad to be hands on and apart of although I would still rather be racing.
With the Formula 1 Grand Prix in town the chance arose to spend some time swim, riding and running with a passionate and avid triathlete in Mclaren driver Jenson Button (3rd in the Australian GP). The boy is fast on 4 wheels but I must say he holds more than his own on 2 wheels. It always amazes me how sport brings people together and deep down no matter the sport athletes are driven by the same motivations and love of it.