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Oxford United Sports Therapist Attempts London Triathlon

1 August 2014

Spike goes the extra mile for two great causes

It’s been hard work for United’s players this pre-season, but United’s Sports Therapist  John ‘Spike’ Elliott has also been putting in the miles as he prepares for this weekend’s London Triathlon.

The London Triathlon is the world’s biggest and most iconic triathlon, each year welcoming over 13,000 triathletes and this year Spike will be attempting it to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity.

Spike told us:

“I’ve trained pretty hard for this because it is to raise money for great charities. I am OK with the swim and the bike but the running is hard - I had a new hip put in last year - but I’m confident I will get through to the end.

“The players have given me plenty of stick but have been really supportive as well and I’m really looking forward to it.”

It would seem that Spike is enjoying the challenge and next year will look to go even further:

“I was asked to help as crew for a charity bike challenge from one side of America to the other next year but I have said that I would rather take part as well as help as crew. It looks like that is going to happen so that is going to be a really tough test.”

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