Ironman Marbella

Seriously, you have to be a complete nutjob to do this type of endurance competition. And yet, one of my mates from the UK is competing in this body-breaking race.

He will swim 1,900m in the Mediterranean Sea, then cycle for 90k through the breathtaking scenery of inland Andalusia, and finally finish the race with a 21k run.

So, despite the fact that I think he is completely bonkers, I admire him more than I can articulate.  I can neither imagine the mental strength, nor the physical prowess that one needs to enter this competition.  I will be there, drinking beer, smoking fags, and cheering him on like the Tasmanian devil.