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Good video for a Friday

I saw this well made mini documentary about World Champion track racer Shane Perkins over on Drunk Cyclist. It’s pretty unreal what he goes through to be the fastest in the world. Guaranteed to make you feel like a slouch about your own training. Then again, I don’t feel bad saying I’ll never be that dedicated to one single pursuit in my life.

Victoria Pendleton’s Story

Victoria Pendleton is one of track racing’s most successful athletes. Her long list of palmarés includes an Olympic gold medal and several world championships. This short video tells Pendleton’s story of how she was introduced to cycling by her father (a former British grass-track national champion), the incredibly heavy training required to be the best in the world, and how it feels to fly around the track at 75km/hr.