What do most of the Absa Cape Epic riders do when they have finished a hard and incredibly tough day in the saddle? If you look around the quiet race village you will find most have retired to their tents to rest, but that rest does not happen for #TeamAbsa rider Joel Stransky.
For those who do not know, in 10 days time the only IRONMAN on the African Continent celebrates its 10th anniversary in Port Elizabeth. The full IRONMAN race consists of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and a 42.2km run.
46 year old Stransky, one of the longest standing #TeamAbsa riders, will be competing in that full IRONMAN competition only a week after riding the Epic, so when the others are asleep in the afternoon, as part of his continuing training to ensure he is ready, Joel puts on his running shoes for and goes out for brisk run.
Joel who is on his 5th Epic is riding with another former Springbok and Sharks rugby player Stefan Terblanche. Terblanche is riding his first Epic and considers himself very lucky to have such a partner to guide him along the way.
Joel said today that the only thing missing from this Epic is somewhere for him to have a long swim as well!
That is what you call a Real Epic Man!
47 year old Joel Stransky, c