My sister told me more about her performance at the triathlon world championships in Canada.
"The water was really cold..but when you look at the sea temperatures in Vancouver for the last 15 years they are often cold this time of year so the organisers must have known that was a possibility"
"There were 4 rescue canoes for 100 swimmers. I got in the water and by the time I reached the first buoy I couldn't feel my arms and legs as I was so cold and numb. I wanted to get out but the rescue boats couldn't see me. In fact it was so rough two out of the four rescue boats capsized. I couldn't get my breath and thought I was going to drown"
"After this the organisers decided that they couldn't guarantee the safety of the competitors abandoned the swim"
"It wasn't a good race for me but in the end I was glad I managed to finish. I was so cold in transition the marshalls had to help me do up my cycle helmet and jacket. They are not supposed to help you but I was too cold to do it."
"Will you look after my cat temporarily for 6 months so that I can move in with my boyfriend?"