Katie Archibald column: Why I won't be getting an Ironman tattoo

“As a child I thought an Olympic tattoo wasn’t a choice but a branding that every participant was required to get”

Katie Archibald.

(Image credit: Nick Hill)

Olympic and world champion, Katie Archibald got into cycling after winning handicap races on a Highland Games grass track. She writes a column for Cycling Weekly each week

I have the Olympic rings tattooed on the back of my arm, just above my elbow. The placement is meant to be subtle enough that I’m not a walking advertisement, ostentatious enough that you’ll notice it riding behind me. A delicate balance of pretending to be the goodie whilst actually being the arse.

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