A jogger has been spotted running along Oystermouth Road and trying to look as if he’s been part of today’s triathlon, it has emerged.
Occasional runner Pete Bowen, 39, conned spectators as he panted and gasped his way up the road, leading them to believe he’d already completed a swim and cycle.
Onlooker Theresa Connell said: “I can’t believe it, he looked so convincing. He was soaking wet, but maybe that was just sweat.
“He was head to toe in neon running gear and even had a number on, but on reflection it did look a bit like a price reduction card from Sports Direct.
“He was sucking up the applause as he ran past and it really seemed to spur him on, come to think of it he was waving and everything.
“I just feel cheated after that, I don’t think I can ever trust another amateur sportsperson ever again.”
Bowen said: “Just because I can’t be arsed to train for a triathlon doesn’t mean I don’t deserve some recognition.
“Did you see the cyclists? They’re worse I reckon. Funny how they’re normal Sunday morning bike ride was put back a few hours because there was a crowd. They hadn’t done any other events either.
“I’m counting this as me having competed in a triathlon which I’ll bring up in dinner parties and business meetings for the rest of time.”
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