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.
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:
@220Triathlon anything like that increases exposure… And is good for any sport, you’d be an imbecile to think otherwise.
— Matt Dunn (@_MattDunn) March 4, 2014
— Davy R (@sbrDavy) March 4, 2014
— Steven Baskett (@StevenBaskett) March 4, 2014
This month’s poll asks – ‘Should Lance Armstrong be allowed to race triathlon?’