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Losing weight with triathlons - 3 days ago, 22:05

Ivy Nyayieka

Since 2017, John Wachira, a manager at a Mombasa-based steel company, has participated in seven triathlons.

He started doing the multi-sport endurance race that typically combines swimming, cycling and running at a go, out of boredom.

“When I reached 40, I realised that I was not engaged in any outdoor activity. My job is 8am to 5pm. I have a family. My work entails sitting at a computer. I like outdoors but I did not know what I could do outdoors apart from walking or sitting in the park,” he says.

“I asked myself ‘what can I do to get more active as I grow older? How can I get healthier? How can I lose a bit of the weight I had gained over the years and do it in an exciting manner?”

Then he came across a poster for a triathlon. Apart from the occasional gym, leisure cycling and participation in marathons, ...
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