Retrofit: Chris Legh

Australian legend Chris Legh was amongst the best in the long-distance world at the end of the 90s and early 2000s. We catch up with him to chat about his amazing career.

| May 2, 2017 | PERSONALITY

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Chris and Sarah Legh were the sport's consumate professional team for many years. Sarah, a nurse, had to watch in horror as Chris collapsed just 50 meters short of the Kona finish line in 1997 - he would eventually have 16 cm of his intestines and his appendix removed because of the severe dehydration he suffered on that day. 

Legh would bounce back and be part of one of the sport's greatest races at Ironman Australia the following year, where he lost a close sprint to Ironman legend Peter Reid. He would go on to become a multiple Ironman champion along with numerous other race wins.

Phil Wrochna catches up with Legh to chat about his memories around the sport and provide some thoughts on the current state of play in triathlon.