Trying to come up with an excuse as to why you can’t do that hard bike set? Forget about it.
If you ever need motivation to get yourself training hard … get yourself to a para cycling or para triathlon event.
Take, for example, Ricardo Ten Argiles, a three-time Paralympic swimming gold medalist who took to bike racing in 2017 and has quickly become a force in that sport – he won three gold medals at this weekend’s Para Cycling Track World Championship in Milton, Ontario.
Ten Argiles lost his arms and one leg when he was eight and touched a power line, but that hasn’t stopped him from being a super-successful swimmer and now cyclist. Watching him take three gold medals at this weekend’s world championships makes it easy to get on the bike for a hard workout – watching him do what he does provides ample motivation.
A few more shots of inspirational athletes we’re very likely to see compete later this year at the Paralympics in Tokyo. Hopefully they’ll help you nail that next bike set, too.