21 Jun '12, 10pm

Peter Reid Finds Balance: The Ironman world champion talks about life as a pilot in Victoria, the newest additio...

Peter Reid Finds Balance: The Ironman world champion talks about life as a pilot in Victoria, the newest additio...

The descriptions of Hesjedal’s approach to cycling sounded familiar: They sounded a lot like the manner in which Reid approached his triathlon career. Always known for his single-minded dedication to the sport, Reid’s hunger was legendary and his ascent to greatness at the Ironman has always helped make the point that top pro triathletes are made, not born, and if Reid made any mistakes in his career they seemed to be the times when he pushed himself onto thin ice in bouts of severe overtraining. After he retired from triathlon in 2006, Reid eventually re-channeled his capacity for focus and work into becoming a pilot. As depicted in Inside Triathlon in 2008, Reid had all but disappeared from triathlon in order to pursue a vision of one day being a commercial pilot. At the time of the Inside Triathlon story, Reid was netting his initial flight hours for a float plane compa...

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/06/features/peter-re...

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