You’re an Ugly Triathlete if:
Updated: Sep 21, 2018
People who think you’re an ugly triathlete are always wrong.
You know more than most.
You voluntary tell others how to get better.
Pointing out others’ weaknesses in their sport before encouraging them with their successes, strengths, and what they do right.
Only earning All-American status really matters.
You think the sport is full of wanna be pros.
Teammates are competitors, not someone you can learn from to get better.
All others lose when you win.
You don’t, or at best reluctantly, acknowledge competitors’ successes.
You diss others who are not of your caliber.
You don’t think anyone is of your race caliber.
The stories you tell focus only on your race or any other previous races you did.
Your enemies outnumber race finishers.
Whatever bad happens to you is the other guy’s fault.
You’re never responsible for a poor triathlon race performance.
You tell others how good a triathlete you are in the first 15 minutes of meeting them.
You use brownnosing of the RD to gain an edge.
You think you’re the best triathlete and all others are MOP to BOPer’s.
Telling others everything you know about the sport and never listening in return.
You always have an excuse for a poor race. (If you need one now see the possibilities here: https://www.palmtreesahead.com/feed/haydon-s-handy-alibi-checklist )
Drafting during racing is acceptable.
You talk down to other triathletes.
You don’t thank volunteers for enabling your sporting addiction.
You think you do the sport all on your own.
You think the officials are always against you.
You think anyone who beats you is on PED’s.
You think the IM tattoo on your calf is the best ink in the world.
No one wants to rack their bike beside yours.
You are on PED’s.
You don’t care if you piss off others at the risk of having poor race performances.
To recap: You’re an ugly triathlete if you didn’t identify to anything listed above………..
Don't be one of those guys.