Simon Ward, The High Performance Human Triathlon Podcast

12 years, 33 events and two men left standing * Gary Goacher & Graham Yare

September 21, 2022

This weekend sees the final Outlaw event of 2022, Outlaw X.

To this date, there are only two men who have completed every single Outlaw triathlon starting with the first Outlaw full in 2010. 

During that time, Gary Goacher and Graham Yare have completed 32 Outlaw races and have become known in the Outlaw family as “The Last Men Standing”.

This is no easy task! The series has grown from one event to five and with each passing year the task of staying healthy, training for, racing, and then recovering from each race becomes that little bit harder. Prior to this weekend's event, I took the time to sit down with Gary and Graham to talk about their Outlaw journey and how it has shaped the last 12 years of their life, including:

  • How it all started
  • A growing friendship
  • What happens when the streak is broken
  • Planning family holidays around races
  • Overcoming illness and injury to get to the start line

If you're interested in joining Gary and Graham at one of the Outlaw events for 2023, entries are open via www.outlawtriathlon.com. By entering before 14 November, your entry comes with a free deferral or transfer guarantee - so your entry is protected if the unexpected happens.

 

To find out more about our resilient Outlaw athletes please see the links below:

Gary Goacher

Chiropractor - https://livewelltherapy.co.uk/

 

Graham Yare 

Twitter  @UltraOutlaw

Strava UltraOutlaw

 

Gary and Graham also recommended some books which they have found inspirational:

Graham -Mental Training for Ultra Running by Addie Bracy

Gary - The Lost Art of Running by Shane Benzie,   The Triathlete’s Training Bible by Joe Friel.

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