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Race T-shirts: what yours says about you

Martyn Brunt explains what the trophy T-shirt you proudly wear really means in the world of triathlons and all things multisport

Any T-shirt from a 5k, 10k or half-marathon race

What you think it says: I am a superb runner 

What it really says: I haven't done a triathlon

Finisher's T-shirt from a sprint triathlon

What you think it says: I am a triathlete

What it really says: I am a novice

Marathon finisher's race T-shirt

What you think it says: I am an endurance athlete

What it really says: I am a crap cyclist

Olympic tri finisher's T-shirt 

What you think it says: I am a better triathlete than everyone wearing a sprint tri t-shirt

What it really says: I am either to young or to old to do anything longer than 2.5 hours

Ironman 70.3/middle distance finisher's T-shirt

What you think it says: I am a proper endurance athlete

What it really says: I haven't done an Ironman

Something wacky or adventurous like Xterra, Channel swim, Lands' End to John O'Groats...

What you think it says: I am the real deal

What it really says: I haven't done an Ironman

Non-Ironman Ironman T-shirt from Outlaw, Challenge series...

What you think it says: I have definitely done an Ironman

What it really says: I still haven't done an Ironman

Ironman T-shirt

What you think it says: I AM AN IRONMAN

What it really says: I haven't been to Kona

Double Iron

What you think it says: Ironman is for wimps

What it really says: I have given up trying to get to Kona

Kona finisher's t-shirt

What you think it says: Top this you b*****ds

What it really says: The race cost me so much money I may have to fake my own death and move to Venezuela

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