In 2015 I made it a personal mission to complete a triathlon, more specifically, an Ironman. A triathlon, for the uninitiated, consists of swimming, biking and running in succession. There are various distances but the Olympic or International Distance, one of the most popular distances, is a 1.5k swim, 40k bike ride and a 10k run. Top athletes can complete this in under an hour and fifty minutes. The idea for the Ironman – the pinnacle race in the sport – came out of an argument that took place in