Elites At Christmas

Do elites train on Christmas day or are they tucking into a full roast? We discovered their festive plans and party secrets.

Posted: 14 December 2010
by Michael Donlevy

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Jonny Brownlee

Do you enter any races abroad to stay sharp over the Christmas period?

Not abroad - I do domestic cross-country running and fell races in winter.
What would be your ideal Christmas present this year?

I would love another Boardman cross bike.
What are your plans for the coming festive season?

I think there will be a British Triathlon training camp. Then I will spend Christmas at home with my parents - for me, it's about relaxing. I also do a little trail race every Boxing Day, the Chevin Chase.
Will you and Ali be arguing over who wins at Scalextric or Buckeroo?

Probably - we always do. It's usually Monopoly. We have never finished a game of Monopoly because the one who's losing always quits before the end.
What are your plans for New Year's Eve?

I will probably see my school friends. I catch up with them when they get back from uni. But I will be out again on New Year's Day. I normally go a long bike ride with a café stop.

The 20-year-old is the current ITU U23 and Sprint Triathlon World Champion

Picture credit: Silke Insel/ Triathlon.org

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