Poll: celebrities racing triathlon are definitely good for the sport, say majority of readers

It's official – most of you think celebrities are a force for good in triathlon (but shouldn't be gifted free entry to Kona)

Gordon Ramsay racing Ironman

The results of our latest online poll are now in, with a clear majority of our readers saying celebrities doing triathlon are good for our sport.

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With TV personalities like chef Gordon Ramsay and presenter Davina McCall getting involved in triathlon recently (with Davina memorably needed to be pulled from a chilly Lake Windermere) many readers have questioned whether the attention they bring is positive.

But from the many readers who voted, two-thirds said they ‘definitely’ do the sport good, while the remainder were equally split between ‘no way’ and ‘not sure’. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Here are some of our favourite comments from Twitter:

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This month’s poll asks – ‘Should Lance Armstrong be allowed to race triathlon?’