We all squeezed the stick...

…and we all pulled the trigger. Except that we couldn’t. Before the internet, you had to wait until Tuesday morning for the Daily Telegraph to print the results of major races. It was August 1989 and my triathlon hero, Glenn Cook, had just finished second in the inaugural World Short Course Championships in Avignon, France. The Short Course was the fifteen hundred, forty-kay, ten-kay format before Olympic politicians put their branding on it. No drafting and flat out from gun to tape.

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